Using range-gated imaging, the system will extend the imaging range by factor 2 to 3 over conventional video systems, while at the same time providing 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, harbour and ocean litter detection, fisheries and aquaculture stock assessment, and seabed mapping.
This project has received funding from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 Programme, Blue Growth, Grant no. 633098.