September 13, 2016 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that Chief Scientist Dr. Viktor Feygels will attend the Oceans 16 MTS/IEEE conference in Monterey, California on September 22 to present the object-detection capability of the Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar. The presentation is titled “Meeting the International Hydrographic Organization Requirements for Bottom Feature Detection Using the Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL)” and was co-written with Teledyne Optech’s Vinod Ramnath and Brant Smith, and with Yuri Kopilevich of ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
In his presentation, Dr. Feygels will show how the CZMIL meets the rigorous IHO Order 1a requirements of the International Hydrographic Organization for mapping shipping channels and detecting underwater hazards. Using data from a full seafloor search conducted in Florida, the presentation will focus in particular on the processing techniques that improve the CZMIL’s ability to detect underwater objects sized 2×2×2 m and smaller.
The test survey for object-detection performance was conducted by NAVOCEANO near Panama City, Florida, where the diffuse attenuation coefficient, Kd, was on average 0.15-0.2 m-1. The simultaneous collection of the water column’s optical parameters coincident with the CZMIL’s overflights of its targets allows for a more nuanced understanding of the advantages and limitations of the survey system and environment as a whole, beyond merely a binary ‘yes’ or ‘no’ claim to Order 1a capability.
Visitors interested in the use of lidar for shallow-water bathymetry can catch this presentation during at the Oceanographic Instrumentation and Sensors 6 session at 3:30-5:00 pm on Thursday, September 22 in the Portola Plaza Hotel’s Bonsai 3 room, or talk with a Teledyne Optech representative at the show.
Find out more at www.teledyneoptech.com.
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Teledyne Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech supports its clients with an around-the-clock team, on-site service, and regular efficiency enhancements to the workflow of its integrated systems. Accuracy and productivity matter!