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ROV / AUV enhancements and upgrades


Quantitative low-light imaging module for MBARI's AUV
Project Manager: Kim Reisenbichler

Lead Scientists: Kim Reisenbichler/Steve Haddock/Bruce Robison
Lead Engineer: Lance McBride

The goals of this continuing project are to develop an AUV payload that is capable of imaging a known volume of water, with: 1) sufficient sensitivity to detect stimulated bioluminescence, and 2) sufficient resolution to allow visual identification of animals, comparable to what we can currently achieve with MBARI ROVs.

The goals for 2003  are to determine what combination of illumination sources, imaging system(s), data storage, and vehicle configuration(s) will work best to achieve our overall mission goals. Detailed engineering and build work is  projected for 2004.