Optical imaging with the SeaBED AUV and other underwater vehicles

Hanumant Singh, Ph.D.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Pacific Forum 3:00 p.m.

Underwater imaging involves a unique set of constraints that limit the ability to quantitatively image large sites in color. This seminar will focus on how to address these constraints for AUVs by using data obtained by the SeaBED AUV during fish and coral habitat studies off of Massachusetts and the US Virgin Islands. Dr. Singh will also present extensions to this work for achieving quantitative change detection with docked AUVs and the methodology for imaging (for manipulation) in the context of the 11,000 m rated Hybrid ROV/AUV.