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Multispectral observations of marine mammals
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Paper Abstract

Multispectral visible and infrared observations of various species of whales were made in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Quebec, Canada and Papawai Point in Maui, Hawaii. The Multi-mission Adaptable Narrowband Imaging System (MANTIS) was deployed in two configurations: airborne looking down, and bluff mounted looking at low-grazing angles. An Infrared (IR) sensor was also deployed in the bluff mounted configuration. Detections of marine mammals were made with these systems of submerged mammals and surface mammals at ranges up to 8 miles. Automatic detection algorithms are being explored to detect, track and monitor the behavior of individuals and pods of whales. This effort is part of a United States Navy effort to insure that marine mammals are not injured during the testing of the US Navy's acoustic Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7113, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V, 711311 (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800024
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Schoonmaker, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)
Joseph Dirbas, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)
Yuliya Podobna, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)
Tami Wells, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)
Cynthia Boucher, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)
Daniel Oakley, Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7113:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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