Sand ripple characterization using an extended synthetic aperture sonar model and MCMC sampling methods

Abstract

Side-look synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) can produce very high quality images of the sea-floor. The aim of this work is to develop a hierarchical Bayesian framework for estimating sand ripple characteristics from SAS imagery that can make use of multiple passes over an area at a variety of ranges. Using a hierarchical Bayesian framework and given a known… (More)

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