Sand Ripple Characterization Using an Extended Synthetic Aperture Sonar Model and Parallel Sampling Method

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The aim of this work is to characterize the seafloor by estimating invariant sand ripple parameters from synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) imagery. Using a hierarchical Bayesian framework and a known sensing geometry, a method for estimating sand ripple frequency, amplitude, and orientation values from a single SAS image, as well as from sets of SAS imagery over an area, is presented. This is accomplished through the development of an extended model for sand ripple characterization and a Metropolis-within-Gibbs sampler to estimate sand ripple frequency, amplitude, and orientation characteristics for multi-aspect high-frequency side-look sonar data. Results are presented on synthetic and measured SAS imagery that indicate the ability of the proposed method to estimate desired sand ripple characteristics.

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C. Chen, A. Zare,  J. T. Cobb, “Sand Ripple Characterization Using an Extended Synthetic Aperture Sonar Model and Parallel Sampling Method,”  IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 53, no. 10, Oct. 2015.

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@Article{Chen2015Sand,
Title = {Sand Ripple Characterization Using an Extended Synthetic Aperture Sonar Model and Parallel Sampling Method},
Author = {Chen, Chao and Zare, Alina and Cobb, J. Tory},
Journal = {IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.},
Year = {2015},
Month = {Oct.},
Number = {10},
Pages = {5547-5559},
Volume = {53}
}

 

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