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Airborne thermography applications in Argentina
Author(s): Eduardo H. Castro; Eduardo Jorge Selles; Marcelo Costanzo; Oscar Franco; Jose Diaz
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Paper Abstract

Forest fires in summer and sheep buried under the snow in winter have become important problems in the south of our country, in the region named Patagonia. We are studying to find a solution by means of an airborne imaging system whose construction we have just finished. It is a 12 channel multispectral airborne scanner system that can be mounted in a Guarani airplane or in a Learjet; the first is a non- pressurized aircraft for flight at low height and the second is a pressurized one for higher flights. The scanner system is briefly described. Their sensors can detect radiation from the ultra violet to the thermal infrared. The images are visualized in real time in a monitor screen and can be stored in the hard disc of the PC for later processing. The use of this scanner for some applications that include the prevention and fighting of forest fires and the study of the possibility of detection of sheep under snow in the Patagonia is now being accomplished. Theoretical and experimental results in fire detection and a theoretical model for studying the possibility of detection of the buried sheep are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4710, Thermosense XXIV, (15 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.459567
Show Author Affiliations
Eduardo H. Castro, Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas de las FFAA and Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Eduardo Jorge Selles, Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas de las FFAA and Univ. Tecnologica Ntnl (Argentina)
Marcelo Costanzo, Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas de las FFAA (Argentina)
Oscar Franco, Grupo 1 Fotografico, IIa Brigada Aerea (Argentina)
Jose Diaz, Grupo 1 Fotografico, IIa Brigada Aerea (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4710:
Thermosense XXIV
Xavier P. Maldague; Andres E. Rozlosnik, Editor(s)

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