A Proposed Field Validation Campaign For CZMIL

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Upon the completion of the prototype CZMIL by Optech International, the University of Southern Mississippi will conduct a field validation campaign of the system in various environments to evaluate the accuracy of the sensors and the products derived from the data of those sensors, individually or combined. In addition to the IHO order 1 vertical and horizontal accuracy assessment of the CZMIL, the effectiveness of the DPS algorithms to map environmental parameters will be tested and estimated. This paper presents a preliminary campaign plan to realize the positional and thematic accuracy assessments. To support these efforts, an array of in-situ sensors will be deployed on land and at sea, prior to and during the CZMIL survey, to obtain a full environmental characterization of the survey site. This program will identify the materials and methodology for each selected environment to create a standardized field survey procedure. © 2010 SPIE.

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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering