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Product Name:TexAn
Year of initial development:1993
Year of latest version:2012
Operating System:Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Minimum computer requirements:Matlab; IDL
Coupling to hardware 
Proprietairy data processing:Y
Supported sensor systems:Sidescan and multibeam backscatter data
Open to other data formats:Y
Ground truthing 
Independent samples required:N
Ground truthing possible:Y
Max. amount of derived classes:65536
Extracted parameters:entropy/homogeneity, corresponding to texture roughness and amount of order/disorder; acoustic classes; habitats {if ground truthing is adequate}; some geo acoustic parameters; geological features{if ground truthing is adequate}
Timing of analysis:Offline
Pre-processing data and quality control:Y
Employed signal characteristics 
Full wave-form:N
Derived depths:N
Applied principle 
Signal modeling:N
Feature extraction :Y
Feature detection methods:Adapted multi-orientation grey level occurence matrices
Contour creation:N
Profile creation:N
Reporting chart creation:Y
S-57 support:N
Other specifications 
Supported export formats:GeoTiff; XY-class ASCII and others
Typical application:Seafloor characterisation of sidescan (and now multibeam) imagery. See GoogleScholar and ResearcherID for references.

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  • University of Bath

  • Department of Physics - Claverton Down
  • BA2 7AY Bath
  • Avon and North East Somerset
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland



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