Propagation and scattering model of infrared and ultraviolet light in turbid water

Xuewu Dai, Steve John Sheard, Dominic O'Brien, Steve Russell, Leo Carswell

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Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between the characteristics of weakly turbid water and backscattered light intensity from a collimated light beam. Water properties such as particulate concentration and the presence of organic matter are considered. We present a recent model for the propagation of infrared and ultraviolet light in turbid water and demonstrate good correlation with experimental data. The effects of beam scattering and absorption are captured in the model and validated with experimental measurements. The developed sensor is found to be capable of measuring the time-averaged concentration of both suspended solid and chemical oxygen demand. The main focus of this work is for water quality monitoring but the observations are also directly relevant to underwater optical wireless communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, WOCC 2013
Pages601-606
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, WOCC 2013 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 16 May 201318 May 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, WOCC 2013

Conference

Conference22nd Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, WOCC 2013
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChongqing
Period16/05/1318/05/13

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