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Author Samson, S. ♦ Hopkins, T. ♦ Remsen, A. ♦ Langebrake, L. ♦ Sutton, T. ♦ Patten, J.
Sponsorship IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1976
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences ♦ Geology, hydrology & meteorology
Subject Keyword High-resolution imaging ♦ Optical imaging ♦ Optical recording ♦ Digital cameras ♦ Microscopy ♦ Underwater vehicles ♦ Digital images ♦ Sampling methods ♦ Optical losses ♦ Encoding
Abstract We discuss an in situ marine imaging system based on high-speed digital line scan cameras for collection of a continuous picture of microscopic marine particles ranging in size from 200 /spl mu/m to several centimeters. The system is built to operate on a 53-cm-diameter autonomous underwater vehicle or a tethered platform. The digital imaging system provides a continuous record of all particles passing through a symmetric 96/spl times/96 mm sampling tube and provides views from two orthogonal directions. Data are compressed using a lossless encoding technique and stored onto a disk drive. Over 50 h of continuous imaging is possible using the system. Data are suitable for studies requiring sizing, identification, quantification, and spatial recording of semi-transparent and opaque particles. This paper summarizes the mechanical, optical, and data processing design of this instrument and discusses recent improvements. We also present images and quantitative results from recent deployments in the Gulf of Mexico.
Description Author affiliation :: Center for Ocean Technol., Univ. of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
ISSN 03649059
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-10-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 4
Size (in Bytes) 185.09 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 671
Ending Page 676


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library