Calibration of an active ultrasound bedload monitoring system for underwater environments

@article{Vasile2015CalibrationOA,
  title={Calibration of an active ultrasound bedload monitoring system for underwater environments},
  author={Gabriel Vasile and Guy D'Urso and Rayna Charlatchka and Elena Lungu},
  journal={OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-4}
}
This paper introduces the concept of coupling ultrasound transducers with piezoelectric accelerometers for active ultrasound bedload monitoring in underwater environments. A general system calibration procedure is proposed which allows the enduser to establish a real-time link between the energy of the received signals and the bedload transport phenomena.