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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Advanced Seafloor Mapping and Image Processing


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Remote Sensing

opportunity location
64.15.06.B4357 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Andrei Abelev 202-836-0375


Research is being conducted into the development of advanced, automated processing methodology that maximizes the information content of data recorded by various instrumentation including multibeam bathymetric and sidescan sonar systems. Applications for these methods include the estimation of bottom roughness, geological provincing, estimation of acoustic backscatter strength, identification of clutter, object detection and identification, scene change detection, and underwater terrain navigation. Because of the relatively unique nature of seafloor remote sensing, much of the research involves the development of novel hybrid image processing methods that are suited to the harsh realities of the underwater mapping environment.


key words
Computer-aided image processing; Ocean acoustics; Seafloors; Sonar;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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