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Simulation of reflection tomographic images of underwater targets with the effect of vehicle motion sensing errors

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
The Buried Object Scanning Sonar (BOSS) is being developed at Florida Atlantic University to image targets buried under the seabed. Tomographic images are constructed using a sequence of sonar transmissions while the vehicle is moving. This motion causes image distortion and should be measured and removed by mapping the echoes received to an absolute coordinate system. The aim of this thesis is to develop and simulate a technique for generating BOSS images that provide an accurate representation of target shape and size, by removing vehicle motion while mapping the image pixels. Synthetic acoustic data sets are generated by convolving the auto-correlated FM transmission pulse with the impulse response of an elastic sphere. Synthetic outputs of a Doppler velocity log and a 3-axis inertial measurement unit are generated to simulate vehicle motion. Noise is added to the sensor data to show the effects of motion sensor errors on image quality.
Title: Simulation of reflection tomographic images of underwater targets with the effect of vehicle motion sensing errors.
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Name(s): Quentin, Gwendoline.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schock, Steven G., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 132 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The Buried Object Scanning Sonar (BOSS) is being developed at Florida Atlantic University to image targets buried under the seabed. Tomographic images are constructed using a sequence of sonar transmissions while the vehicle is moving. This motion causes image distortion and should be measured and removed by mapping the echoes received to an absolute coordinate system. The aim of this thesis is to develop and simulate a technique for generating BOSS images that provide an accurate representation of target shape and size, by removing vehicle motion while mapping the image pixels. Synthetic acoustic data sets are generated by convolving the auto-correlated FM transmission pulse with the impulse response of an elastic sphere. Synthetic outputs of a Doppler velocity log and a 3-axis inertial measurement unit are generated to simulate vehicle motion. Noise is added to the sensor data to show the effects of motion sensor errors on image quality.
Identifier: 9780496198894 (isbn), 13040 (digitool), FADT13040 (IID), fau:9905 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Ocean tomography
Sonar
Underwater navigation
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