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Development and test of a compact lidar for detection of oil spills in water
Author(s): Susumu Yamagishi; Kazuo Hitomi; Hiroshi Yamanouchi; Yoshitaka Yamaguchi; Toshiaki Shibata
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Paper Abstract

The fluorescence lidar can positively distinguish the oil from the water or biological substances. A rugged system with real- time display mounted in a small airplane and on a ship could make significant aides for pollution response sites. This paper describes a compact lidar system which is suitable for rapid identification of oil slicks with a wider field of view. Functions of the proposed system were evaluated by airborne and shipborne tests. During a flight from an altitude of 1000 ft above the water surface, spots illuminated by the laser were acquired in an image with angular view of 18.2 degrees. Fluorescence data was interpreted in terms of substances referenced with the fluorescence characteristics measured with a streak scope. A GPS instrument was used to position data precisely, to map out a flight line.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4154, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of the Ocean, (5 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.411666
Show Author Affiliations
Susumu Yamagishi, Ship Research Institute (Japan)
Kazuo Hitomi, Ship Research Institute (Japan)
Hiroshi Yamanouchi, Ship Research Institute (Japan)
Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Ship Research Institute (Japan)
Toshiaki Shibata, Ship Research Institute (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4154:
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of the Ocean
Robert J. Frouin; Hiroshi Kawamura; Motoaki Kishino, Editor(s)

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