Fifth Conference on Urban Environment


Airborne remote sensing of chemical vapors in an urban environment

Francis M. D'Amico, US Army, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; and C. E. Davidson, W. J. Marinelli, and B. Cosofret

The US Army has developed the Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS), a research platform used to evaluate passive infrared (IR) standoff detectors for airborne remote sensing of chemical vapors. It consists of a sensor suite configured in a gyro-stabilized optical sensor platform, which is mounted on a UH-1 (Huey) helicopter. Two developmental IR imaging sensors are used in the ACIS: a high-speed Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer, and a high-resolution tunable IR Fabry-Perot spectroradiometer. The ACIS was used in the Joint Urban Experiments in Okalahoma City in July 2003. It participated in several trials and acquired a number of meaningful data sets. The paper discusses the ACIS remote sensing data results and shows how it relates to some of the ground truth data.

Session 3, results and opportunities associated with large collaborative intensive urban campaigns (e.g. Oklahoma Joint Urban Atmospheric Dispersion Study 2003) (parallel with sessions 2 and 4)
Monday, 23 August 2004, 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

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