PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION OF PARALLEL LANE SURVEYS

David W. Jourdan

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: One of the most important factors affecting the success of an oceanographic survey operation is the careful planning and execution of a systematic survey plan. The features of this plan are based on numerous considerations, including platform sensor capabilities, navigation capabilities, the nature of the target or bottom, environmental conditions, operating resources, and operational limitations. Although many of these factors are unique to each individual operation, the goal of obtaining adequate sensor coverage should be a common element of every plan. This paper addresses the factors affecting sensor coverage in parallel lane surveys, and offers a technique for optimizing survey plan parameters to accomplish sensor coverage goals most efficiently.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 33, Number 2
Pages: 123 - 156
Cite this article: Jourdan, David W., "PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION OF PARALLEL LANE SURVEYS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer 1986, pp. 123-156.
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