A new, compact and cost-efficient concept for underwater range-gated imaging system
UTOFIA, a H2020 project (633098) started in February 2015, will offer a compact and cost-effective underwater imaging system for turbid environments. Using range-gated imaging (see “More information” below), the system will extend the imaging range by factor 2 to 3 over conventional video systems. At the same time, the system will provide video-rate 3D information.
This will fill the current gap between short-range, high-resolution conventional video and long-range low-resolution sonar systems. UTOFIA offers a new modus operandi for the main targeted domains of application: marine life monitoring, harbor and ocean litter detection, fisheries and aquaculture stock assessment, and seabed mapping.