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Towards real-time simulation of the sidescan sonar imaging process

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dc.contributor.author Riordan, James
dc.contributor.author Toal, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Flanagan, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-02T15:06:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-02T15:06:49Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4327
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the functional theory and design of a modular simulator developed to generate physically representative spatio-temporal sidescan sonar echo data from a fractal model of the seafloor topography. The main contribution of this paper is in significantly reducing the computational bottleneck inherent in existing simulation models due to the size and resolution of the complex seafloor models required for acoustic reverberation modelling. Discovery of the individual faces within the footprint of the acoustic beam at each ping is considerably accelerated by successfully adapting and integrating an optimised mesh refinement scheme intended for interactive rendering of large-scale complex surfaces described by polygonal meshes. Operational features of the simulator permit direct visualisation of the sonar image formed from successive echo lines and synthetic images generated during simulation are presented. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WSEAS Transactions on Computers;2 (4), pp. 247-252
dc.relation.uri http://wseas.org/cms.action?id=4026
dc.subject fractals en_US
dc.subject seafloor modelling en_US
dc.subject mesh optimisation en_US
dc.subject ray tracing en_US
dc.subject sidescan sonar simulation en_US
dc.title Towards real-time simulation of the sidescan sonar imaging process en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-03-02T15:02:12Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1129489
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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