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Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Detection and Classification of Underwater Targets

Editor(s): Vincent Myers, Isabelle Quidu, Benoit Zerr

Book Description

This book consists of the proceedings of the International Conference on Detection and Classification of Underwater Targets which took place in Brest, France, in October 2012. This collection of academic papers represents the current state of the art of research and development in the areas of sensor technology, processing, modeling and automation for the purpose of detecting and classifying objects in the underwater environment, written by leading researchers in government, industry and academia. These articles should be of interest not only to those working on underwater target detection, but also to researchers in the related fields of remote sensing, robotic perception and medical imaging.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5709-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5709-2
Date of Publication: 01/06/2014
Pages / Size: 296 / A5
Price: £44.99


Isabelle Quidu was born in Pontivy, France, and received a PhD degree in Electronics from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), France, in 2001. From 2002 to 2005 she worked as research engineer at Thales Underwater Systems in the field of Mine Warfare. Since 2005, she has been an Associate Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA) Bretagne, Brest, France, and a member of the Ocean Sensing and Mapping (OSM) team. She is also a member of the Lab-STICC (UMR CNRS 6285).

Vincent Myers was born in Moncton, Canada, and graduated with an MSc in Computer Science from McGill University in Montréal, in 2002. He worked as a Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre (now called CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy, from 2003–2007 in the Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures group. Since 2007, he has worked as a Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada – Atlantic Research Centre in Dartmouth, NS, where he is currently the Group Leader for Naval Mine Warfare.

Benoit Zerr was born in Belfort, France. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France, in 1989. From 1986 to 1994, he was a Research and Development Engineer at Groupe d’Études Sous-Marines de l’Atlantique (GESMA, DGA, French MoD), Brest, France. From 1995 to 2001, he worked as a Senior Scientist in the NATO Mine Countermeasures group at SACLANT Undersea Research Centre (now called CMRE), La Spezia, Italy. From 2001 to 2008, he returned to GESMA, occupying successively the positions of Head of High Frequency Acoustics Department, Scientific Advisor and National Expert in Mine Countermeasures Sonar Systems. Since 2003, he has been an Associate Researcher at Telecom Bretagne in Brest, France. Since 2009, he has been detached from the French MoD to an academic position at the graduate and postgraduate school of ENSTA Bretagne, teaching electronics and underwater acoustics, and managing the OSM (Ocean Sensing Mapping) team. Dr Zerr is a member of the IEEE (M’94) and the Lab-STICC (UMR CNRS 6285) research laboratory.