Duncan Tamsett

Doctor

  • Centre for Energy and Environment (CfEE) The North Highland College UHI Ormlie Road Thurso Caithness Scotland KW14 7EE

    United Kingdom

  • 196 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
1982 …2019

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Dr Duncan Tamsett is currently an Associate Research Fellow at the Environmental Research Institute at UHI. He also works part-time for Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd (KGeoA Ltd) as a Geophysicist and Software Engineer.

For KGeoA Ltd Duncan has innovated and developed signal and image processing methods for side scan sonar and sub-seabed profiler image enhancement. Most of this work is expressed in the KGeoA Ltd software product GeoTexture. Duncan has a particular interest in innovating and developing true Colour (i.e. multi-frequency) representation of the seabed and sub-seabed in multi-frequency side scan sonar systems and broad-band sub-seabed profiler systems.

In his role at ERI Duncan’s interests are applications of (colour) sonar and sub-seabed profiling in geological, environmental and engineering investigations of the seabed and sub-seabed. The link inherent in Duncan’s positions at KGeoA Ltd and ERI facilitates a bi-lateral transfer of technologies between the two bodies with significant synergistic benefits accruing.

In addition to his interests in Marine Geophysics / Geoacoustics, Duncan has taken an interest in a variety of other problems including: image texture characterisation and classification; statistical methods to measure discarding in commercial fishing; the computation of well path collision probability; and somewhat bizarrely, he has made a small contribution to number theory by discovering a property of prime numbers in quadratic integer series!

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  • 196 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article

On the Information Advantage of Sidescan Sonar Three-Frequency Colour over Greyscale Imagery

Tamsett, D., McIlvenny, J., Baxter, J., Gois, P. & Williamson, B., 16 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 7, p. 276-296 20 p.

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    Binaural Range Finding from Synthetic Aperture Computation as the Head is Turned

    Tamsett, D., 19 Apr 2017, In : Robotics. 6, 2, p. 10

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    Geometrical Spreading Correction in Sidescan Sonar Seabed Imaging

    Tamsett, D., 23 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 5, 4, p. 54-68 15 p.

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    Synthetic Aperture Computation as the Head is Turned in Binaural Direction Finding

    Tamsett, D., 12 Mar 2017, In : Robotics. 6, 3, p. 3

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