Accession Number : ADA327764

Title :   A Monte-Carlo Simulation of Light Propagation in Sea Water.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Brennan, Mike

PDF Url : ADA327764

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The design and implementation of a suite of programs for Monte Carlo simulation of light propagation in turbid media is described. The program has been tailored to simulate the propagation of the green laser in the RAN Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) through turbid water. The paper describes the Monte Carlo program in detail, particularly how the inherent multiple scattering problem is interpreted for incorporation into a single scattering simulation. Assumptions made in the implementation of the program are discussed. Results of some initial simulations are presented, together with data obtained during a recent LADS sortie for comparison with the simulations. This paper forms part of the formal documentation for the simulation suite.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT SCATTERING, *BATHYMETRY, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, ELECTROOPTICS, LASER BEAMS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, DEPTH FINDERS, SUBROUTINES, HYDROGRAPHY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, AUSTRALIA, SEA WATER, TURBIDITY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE