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Accession Number ADA584035
Title Underwater Inspection of Navigation Structures with an Acoustic Camera.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 96p
Personal Author J. A. Evans R. W. Haskins T. W. Warren
Abstract The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operations within turbid waters creates a need for better ways to inspect, quantify, monitor, and locate infrastructure in a difficult environment. Inspection methods have included dewatering, tactile diver inspection, and side-scan or multi-beam sonars. These older approaches can have high cost, inherent danger, and/or limited output quality. Newer technologies that use highly focused acoustic beams could greatly improve underwater observation. The research described in this report addresses the limitations and expands the capabilities of an underwater, high- resolution acoustical imaging system for USACE. These efforts have produced new hardware and software and associated methods that address specific needs in system deployment, data collection, and analysis. During this research, continuous leveraging of reimbursable needs within USACE districts has produced an invaluable view of performance, capabilities, and limitations. It is believed that acoustical imaging technology will be a catalyst for the development of other advanced inspection capabilities within the Corps navigation system.
Keywords Acoustic cameras
Acoustic images
Navigation structures
Underwater inspection systems
Usace(US army corps of engineers)
Water inspection

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 63A - Acoustic Detection
46A - Acoustics
47H - Underwater Construction & Habitats
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
Corporate Author Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. Information Technology Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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