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Airborne remote spectrometry support to rescue personnel at Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001
Author(s): Christopher G. Simi; Anthony B. Hill; Henry Kling; Jerome A. Zadnik; Marc D. Sviland; Mary M. Williams; Paul E. Lewis
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Paper Abstract

In order to assist Rescue and Recovery personnel after 11 September 2001, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate was requested to collect a variety of airborne electro-optic data of the WTC site. The immediate objective was to provide FDNY with geo-rectified high-resolution and solar reflective hyperspectral data to help map the debris-field. Later data collections included calibrated MWIR data. This thermal data provided accurate temperature profiles, which could be warped to the high-resolution data. This paper will describe the assets and software used to help provide the FDNY data products, which were incorporated into their GIS database.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4816, Imaging Spectrometry VIII, (8 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453788
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher G. Simi, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Anthony B. Hill, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Henry Kling, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Jerome A. Zadnik, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Marc D. Sviland, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Mary M. Williams, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Paul E. Lewis, U.S. Government (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4816:
Imaging Spectrometry VIII
Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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