Herrmann, Guido, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Bristol, TAROS 2012, and FIRA Roboworld Congress (15th : 2012 : Bristol, England)
Autonomous robots--Congresses, Computer science, Data mining, Artificial intelligence, Computer vision, Image Processing and Computer Vision, User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, 629.8/92, and TJ211.495
Iastrebov, Viatcheslav, Seet, Gerald, Asokan, Thondiyath, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, CIRAS 2005 : the 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous systems & FIRA 2005 : FIRA RoboWorld Congress, and Robotics Research Centre
Side Scanning Sonar, Mechanical engineering [Engineering], and Self-propelled Floating Vehicle
Design and experimental investigations of a side scanning sonar system developed for scanning the underwater environments for shallow water applications is described in this paper. A self-propelled floating vehicle with two arrays of side looking sonar sensors and a data controller is designed as the scanning platform. Data from the sonar are sent through wireless mode to a computer and analyzed using special purpose software. Objects floating below the water level or lying on the bottom surface of still water reservoirs can be easily identified using this system. The water condition or other environmental factors have little effect on the quality of the scanned images. Design details of the vehicle and experimental results are presented.