Summary: Proceedings of the International Conference "Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies &Results"
Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28th
HOW USEFUL IS BATHYMETRIC INFORMATION IN THE
CLASSIFICATION OF HIGH FREQUENCY SONAR SURVEYS?
, Penny Probert Smithb
The British University in Dubai/The University of Edinburgh, Institute of Informatics, PO
Box 502216, Dubai, UAE, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +971-4-3664698
Robotics Research Group, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford,
Parks Road, OX1 3PJ, email: email@example.com, fax: +44-1865-283145 (0) 1865 283145
Abstract: In a number of sonar studies, bathymetric information is used to correct and
visualise amplitude data. This work proposes a method which combines amplitude features
(describing backscattering strength and sonar texture) with bathymetric features (indicating
seafloor variability) for sonar classification. Features are selected per window (of user
defined size) and areas around grab samples in a survey are used for training. The
importance of different features is investigated in this study, and highlighted by feature