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Designing An Infrared System To Map And Detect Wildland Fires
Author(s): J. David Nichols; Gary S. Parks; Jeffery M. Voss; Robert A. Mortensen; Thomas L. Logan
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Paper Abstract

The "Firefly " project is developing an infrared remote sensing system to provide near real-time wildland fire information for fire management and suppression. Recent technological advances in several areas now allow the design of an end-to-end, infrared system to map and detect wildland fires. The system components will include an airborne infrared sensor, automatic onboard signal and data processing, telecommunications link, and integration into a ground data terminal. The system will provide improved performance over current systems in terms of increased timeliness of data delivery, quantifiable accuracy, data consistency, reliability, and maintainability. The system will be the next generation of wildland fire mapping and detection system for the United States Forest Service.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1100, Sensor Fusion II, (14 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960476
Show Author Affiliations
J. David Nichols, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary S. Parks, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeffery M. Voss, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert A. Mortensen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas L. Logan, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1100:
Sensor Fusion II
Charles B. Weaver, Editor(s)

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