Abstract

It is unrealistic to expect that any single algorithm for pre-filtering Multibeam Echosounder data will be able to detect all of the “noise" in such data all of the time. This paper therefore presents a scheme for fusing the results of many pre-filtering sub-algorithms in order to form one, significantly more robust, meta-algorithm. This principle is illustrated on the problem of consistency detection in regions of sloping bathymetry. We show that the meta-algorithm is more robust, adapts dynamically to sub-algorithm performance, and is consistent with operator assessment of the data. The meta-algorithm is called the Multi-Algorithm Swath Consistency Detector.

Publication Date

4-2007

Journal or Conference Title

International Hydrographic Review

Volume

8, No. 1

Pages

5-22

Publisher Place

Lemmers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publisher

International Hydrographic Organization

Document Type

Journal Article

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