Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Side-Scan Sonar Technology: Harold "Doc" Edgerton and Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Needing advice on underwater photography, oceanographic researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau went looking for MIT Professor Harold "Doc" Edgerton. With Cousteau, Edgerton produced the first underwater time-lapse photography and developed side-scan sonar technology. Used to scan the sea floor for wrecks, side-scan sonar technology was responsible for finding the Titanic as well as many other shipwrecks. Video footage includes Cousteau testing Edgerton's underwater camera and flash in a MIT pool and Edgerton working on the research vessel, Calypso. Watch this video in its entirety at the From the Vault collection.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Elemental MIT

Elemental MIT

Category: Life at MIT | Updated 3 years ago

Created
January 26, 2011 16:35
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
10657 times

More from Elemental MIT

Vannevar Bush—Looking Back on the Bomb (1963)

Vannevar Bush—Looking Back on the B...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:45 | 9805 views

Founding of MIT

Founding of MIT

Added over 3 years ago | 00:00:00 | 8976 views

MIT in Service (Trailer)

MIT in Service (Trailer)

Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:07 | 10855 views

Robert W. Mann—The "Boston Arm"

Robert W. Mann—The "Boston Arm"

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:03 | 10242 views

Oath of Office

Oath of Office

Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:07 | 11807 views

MIThenge

MIThenge

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:50 | 4504 views