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Detection and identification of chemical vapors using multispectral infrared
Author(s): Lawrence E. Hoff; Edwin M. Winter
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Paper Abstract

Multi-spectral IR, coupled with advanced image processing procedures, offers the possibility of wide area surveillance and the detection of low concentrations of chemical vapors. A field experiment was performed using the ARPA Multi-Spectral IR Camera sensor mounted on an aircraft. The sensor aircraft flew over a controlled diethyl ether release in a tropical rain forest acquiring image data from both 10000 ft and 22000 ft altitude. The data was processed using multi-spectral algorithms and the vapor was detected over both an open area and the rain forest canopy. This detection was made possible by the removal of most of the background scene by multi-spectral processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2093, Substance Identification Analytics, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172521
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence E. Hoff, Naval Command, Control & Ocean Surveillance Ctr. (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2093:
Substance Identification Analytics
James L. Flanagan; Richard J. Mammone; Albert E. Brandenstein; Edward Roy Pike; Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos; Marie-Paule Boyer; H. K. Huang; Osman M. Ratib, Editor(s)

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