20 April 2010 Airborne multispectral detecting system for marine mammals survey
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This work presents an electro-optical multispectral capability that detects and monitors marine mammals. It is a continuance of Whale Search Radar SBIR program funded by PMA-264 through NAVAIR. A lightweight, multispectral, turreted imaging system is designed for airborne and ship based platforms to detect and monitor marine mammals. The system tests were conducted over the Humpback whale breeding and calving area in Maui, Hawaii. The results of the tests and the system description are presented. The development of an automatic whale detection algorithm is discussed as well as methodology used to turn raw survey data into quantifiable data products.
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Yuliya Podobna, James Sofianos, Jon Schoonmaker, Dustin Medeiros, Cynthia Boucher, Daniel Oakley, Steve Saggese, "Airborne multispectral detecting system for marine mammals survey", Proc. SPIE 7678, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring II, 76780G (20 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849485


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