|Anti-terror underwater monitoring system to be deployedfor Beijing Olympic
[ 2006-10-23 09:02 ]
Chinese scientists have developed an advanced underwater
security monitoring system which is expected to put
into use during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The program's chief
researcher Xu Feng said that the system incorporates
devices including diver detection sonar, underwater low-light-level imaging system, 3D high-definition side scanning sonar, and remote-controlled underwater vehicle.
"The monitoring system could detect, trace, identify and provide early
warning of objects moving underwater, and it is also designed to search harbors
and pools for underwater 'threat objects'," said Xu, who is also a researcher
with the Institute of Acoustics under the Chinese Academy of
The system could be configured according to
circumstances in different regions and demands, according to Xu.
Initiated in 2005, the underwater monitoring system was listed as one of
CAS' key research programs.
A trial operation of the system at the 2006
Qingdao International Regatta in August this year in east China's Shandong
province proved to be successful, Xu said.
Chinese Academy of