Accession Number : ADA302656

Title :   Evaluation of Infrared Sensors for Oil Spill Response Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Hover, G. L. ; Plourde, J. V.

PDF Url : ADA302656

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : During November 1994, the USCO conducted a field evaluation of several commercially available portable infrared (IR) sensors for their ability to detect oil on water at night. The evaluation was conducted over the natural oil seeps off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA. The portable sensors were operated from the open door of a Coast Guard HH-60J helicopter. Sensors evaluated included the Agema Thermovision 1000 and Texas Instruments LOCUSP operating in the long wave IR (LWIR) and the Cincinnati Electronics IRC-160ST and IRRIS-256ST operating in the medium wave IR (MWIR). The installed FLIR 2000 LWIR system provided a baseline reference of current CG IR capabilities. The LOCUSP was the only uncooled sensor evaluated. jg

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTORS, *OIL SPILLS, TEST AND EVALUATION, IMAGE PROCESSING, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, COASTAL REGIONS, DETECTORS, WATER, FIELD TESTS, BASE LINES, RESPONSE, NIGHT, INFRARED RADIATION, LONG WAVELENGTHS, OILS, COAST GUARD.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Organic Chemistry
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE