By Philippe Blondel

Buried waste at the seabed is an important resource of toxins. yet, quite often, waste websites usually are not identified until eventually aserious challenge happens, or aren't appropriately mapped. contemporary examples round Europe comprise WWI and WWII ammunition sell off websites (e.g. Beufort Dyke within the UK), dumped nuclear submarines within the Arctic Seas, clandestine or hidden toxic-waste within the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.. no matter if correctly documented, waste websites evolve with time (dumped fabric can movewith currents and tides, in particular on a scale of a long time; toxic-material barrels can corrode and leak). This e-book indicates the result of a concerted EU-funded attempt to take on this challenge and locate leading edge how one can determine and map poisonous waste websites ona the seabed, whether or not they were lined with sediments or now not. those effects are appropriate to any area at the seabed within the complete international.

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2 PARAMETRIC SIDE-SCAN SONAR (PSSS) Conventional sonar and echosounder systems are based on the linear behaviour of the transmitted acoustic signal. This means that the acoustical output signal has the same frequency as the electrical input signal, that the level changes linearly with the 14 The parametric side-scan sonar instrument and synthetic aperture sonar processing [Ch. 2 electrical input level and that the beamwidth is primarily inversely proportional to the dimensions (to ®rst order) of the transducer array for these systems.

2003) is applied to extract the arrival time at the various hydrophones of the signals of each scatterer. Then, a localization procedure is started. 3, assuming we know the source/receiver position, the constant sound speed along the travel path ± so that the travel path is composed of straight lines ± and the travel time along the path as determined from the deconvolution process, the scattered coordinates are determined by geometrical triangulation using information on all the available receivers.

Finally, techniques aimed at improving scene comprehension resulting in a 3D augmented/virtual reality 40 Processing tools for acoustic 3D images [Ch. 6 representation can be very useful to assist a human operator to investigate the acoustic scene from multiple points of view (Murino and Trucco, 2000). The processing chain presented in this chapter includes blocks devoted to noise reduction, statistical 3D segmentation, semi-automatic surface ®tting, extraction of measurements and VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) rendering.

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