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Infrared remote sensing of hazardous vapours: surveillance of public areas during the FIFA Football World Cup 2006
Author(s): Roland Harig; Gerhard Matz; Peter Rusch; Hans-Hennig Gerhard; Jörn-Hinnrich Gerhard; Volker Schlabs
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Paper Abstract

The German ministry of the interior, represented by the civil defence agency BBK, established analytical task forces for the analysis of released chemicals in the case of fires, chemical accidents, terrorist attacks, or war. One of the first assignments of the task forces was the provision of analytical services during the football world cup 2006. One part of the equipment of these emergency response forces is a remote sensing system that allows identification and visualisation of hazardous clouds from long distances, the scanning infrared gas imaging system SIGIS 2. The system is based on an interferometer with a single detector element in combination with a telescope and a synchronised scanning mirror. The system allows 360° surveillance. The system is equipped with a video camera and the results of the analyses of the spectra are displayed by an overlay of a false colour image on the video image. This allows a simple evaluation of the position and the size of a cloud. The system was deployed for surveillance of stadiums and public viewing areas, where large crowds watched the games. Although no intentional or accidental releases of hazardous gases occurred in the stadiums and in the public viewing areas, the systems identified and located various foreign gases in the air.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6538, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI, 65381Z (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720227
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Roland Harig, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Gerhard Matz, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Peter Rusch, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Hans-Hennig Gerhard, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Jörn-Hinnrich Gerhard, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Volker Schlabs, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6538:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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