Accession Number:

ADA371563

Title:

The Possibility of Passive Whale Tracking With the Use of An Hyperspectral Sensor

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a study conducted in the spring of 1996 in the waters off the western coast of the Hawaiian Island of Maui to evaluate the utility of an airborne Hyperspectral Imaging HSI Sensor to detect and recognize whales. This paper gives a detailed discussion of the sensor, describes the spectral image processing used to detect and enhance the whale images, provides sample imagery products, and finally discusses the potential utility of the method to conduct a rapid and accurate whale population survey at sea.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE