Research

LiDAR Oil Characterization and Automated Software Development

Project Number
1132
Program
Progress Date
04/14/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Dr. Damien Josset
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$319,876.00
Estimated Completion Date
11/30/2021
Description

Under OSRR Project 1091, the NRL performed preliminary experiments to assess pulsed laser light technology (Light Detection And Ranging - LiDAR) ability to detect oil and characterize oil thickness on water. Initial testing conducted at Ohmsett demonstrated the successful application of LiDAR remote sensing to detect and measure the presence of oil at the surface and underwater.

This project will continue the development of the LiDAR system's ability to detect and characterize oil on the surface and varying subsurface layers thickness values and depth in the water.

Latest progress update

Naval Research Laboratory is evaluating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to characterize surface oil slicks and subsurface oil/water emulsions. NRL is working with Ohmsett to review laser safety procedures prior to testing. NRL has completed a computer hardware upgrade and is ready to test.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A