CEROS Project Information

Project Goal

The CHARTS data will be utilized to create a texel image of the sea floor.

Proposed Action

  • Replace existing CHARTS DuncanTech digital imager with Texel Cameraâ„¢.
  • Slave Texel Camera to CHARTS system
  • Run data collection flights.
  • Demonstrate real-time capability.
  • Analyze alignment quality.
  • Produce bathymetric maps.

Potential Real-time Coastal Applications

  • Port and seashore security
  • Submarine obstacle avoidance
  • Marine and riverine operations safety
  • Beach accretion and erosion monitoring
  • Search and rescue
  • Surf forecasting
  • Special Ops
  • Reconnaissance
  • Surveillance
  • Automatic Target Recognition


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Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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Administered by the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Science (CEROS), an agency of the State of Hawaii

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Supported by the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)

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Supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)