Scientific Results

Flooded mask for underwater and above-water vision

Year: 2011

Authors: Mercatelli L., Sani E., Sansoni P., Francini F., Fontani D., Jafrancesco D.

Autors Affiliation: CNR – INO National Institute of Optics, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: An innovative flooded mask allows seeing both in air and underwater, thus overcoming the drawbacks of commercially available masks. The underwater telescope scheme is applied to a new flooded scuba mask obtaining correct eyesight in both underwater and above-water conditions. Optical design analyses and a test campaign on a sample of free divers have demonstrated that the mask is able to provide a wellcorrected vision in both conditions. Three prototypes, with increasing optical performances, have been optically and mechanically optimized and then ealized.

Journal/Review:

Volume: 6      Pages from: 6134  to: 6138

More Information: Art. precedentemente pubblicato in Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 31, pp. 6134-6138 (2010)http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.006134
KeyWords: freedive; goggles;

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