Accession Number:

AD0647136

Title:

THE EVALUATION OF AN AIRBORNE INFRARED MAPPER AS A TOOL FOR DETECTING AND MEASURING FIRES

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper, Apr 1962-Dec 1964

Corporate Author:

INTERMOUNTAIN FOREST AND RANGE EXPERIMENT STATION MISSOULA MT NORTHERN FOREST FIRE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The first 3 years of Project Fire Scans airborne infrared fire detection program are reported. The program objective is the evaluation of systems and techniques for the detection of incipient forest fires. Qualitative correlations are presented of probability of detection versus scanner aspect angle, timber type, and fire target size. Aircraft patrol navigation requirements are briefly examined. A capability is demonstrated for precise observations of timber canopy obscurations from a fixed, ground platform. Appendixes include theoretical discussions of system spectral response, scanner sensitivity, source background radiometric detection criteria, and the several mechanisms of radiation attenuation.

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE