Accession Number : ADA312683

Title :   Classification of Oceanic Light Disrupters Using an Intelligent Remote Imaging System (COLD IRIS).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Oct 87-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ST PETERSBURG DEPT OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Carder, Kendall L. ; Costello, David K.

PDF Url : ADA312683

Report Date : 28 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 356

Abstract : This project explored the automatic enumeration and classification of marine particulates and their effect on the underwater lightfield. Methodologies investigated utilized structed HeCd (442 nm) and visible diode (670 and 685 nm) laser illumination, confocal video cameras, and a pattern recognition algorithm rooted in the theory of Moment Invariant Functions. An Instrument system, the Marine Aggregated Particle Profiling and Enumerating Rover (MAPPER) was developed and deployed in Monterey Bay and East Sound, San Juan Islands. The MAPPER system rapidly enumerates marine particulates in large water volumes with data presented as particle size distributions which include particles ranging from tens of micro meters to ten of millimeters equivalent spherical diameter.

Descriptors :   *ILLUMINATION, *UNDERWATER LIGHTS, *VIDEO MAPPING, ALGORITHMS, LIGHT SCATTERING, ROBOTICS, TARGET RECOGNITION, OPTICAL IMAGES, VISIBILITY, CLASSIFICATION, PATTERN RECOGNITION, PARTICULATES, INVARIANCE, VIDEO SIGNALS, AUTOMATIC, REMOTE SYSTEMS, UNDERWATER CAMERAS.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE