Seafloor measurements using synthetic aperture sonar

Anthony Lyons, Daniel C. Brown, Derek Olson, Shawn Johnson

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The past decade has seen considerable growth in the use of synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) imaging systems in both the civilian and military domains. Although SAS systems are almost always uncalibrated, they can still yield information about the seafloor given an understanding of the mechanisms affecting the statistical properties of the images produced by these systems. This paper will describe our recent efforts to link SAS image statistics to seafloor properties through the use of seafloor scattering models. Sample results are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number070002
JournalProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
Publication statusPublished - Jun 19 2013
Event21st International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2013 - 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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