18 May 2013 Detection and tracking of gas clouds in an urban area by imaging infrared spectroscopy
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The release of toxic industrial compounds in urban areas is a threat for the population and the environment. In order to supply emergency response forces with information about the released compounds after accidents or terrorist attacks, monitoring systems such as the scanning imaging spectrometer SIGIS 2 or the hyperspectral imager HI 90 were developed. Both systems are based on the method of infrared spectroscopy. The systems were deployed to monitor gas clouds released in the harbor area of Hamburg. The gas clouds were identified, visualized and quantified from a distance in real time. Using data of two systems it was possible to identify contaminated areas and to determine the source location.
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Samer Sabbah, Samer Sabbah, Peter Rusch, Peter Rusch, Jörn-Hinnrich Gerhard, Jörn-Hinnrich Gerhard, Roland Harig, Roland Harig, "Detection and tracking of gas clouds in an urban area by imaging infrared spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 8743, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIX, 874317 (18 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018883

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