FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab (OVOL) director, Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D., recently traveled to La Spezia, Italy to deploy the HBOI Fine Structure Underwater Imaging Lidar (FSUIL) to support a NATO research cruise (LLOMEx '13) in the Ligurian Sea onboard the NRV Alliance. In order to provide important data as input to the OPERA ecosystem model, the cruise utilized various technologies including gliders, AUVs and towed vertical profiling platforms equipped with hyperspectral and multispectral optical payloads, concurrent with above-water and in-water LIDAR profiles, and more synoptic meteorological and ocean color observations via satellite.
FAU Harbor Branch Researchers Deliver New Lidar Imaging Technology to U.S. Navy
FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab (OVOL) researchers, lead by Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D., recently delivered a new lidar imaging system, including a newly patented synchronous laser scanner (U.S. Patent 11/857,039) to the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station Command in Maryland. During the week-long trip, researchers showed how the technology works, integrated it into the Navair testing environment and participated in turbid water demonstration of the new synchronous scanning modulated-pulse gated lidar imaging apparatus. OVOL has been developing electro-optic technology for Navair for the past five years, in collaboration with local businesses in Florida and device manufacturers in Pennsylvania, France and the United Kingdom.