A system was put together that could be used to video record the actual path of the aircraft over the terrain and retain the video for comparison with the flight line map and comparison with other data recorded on the same flight. By installing television monitors at the sensor operator positions, the television system could be used for the training of the operators in the use of infrared scanners. With the installation of nonimaging sensor systems that are flown under nonphotographic conditions, it has become evident that television provides a suitable sensor system for comparing the nonimaging system data with the data that has been obtained simultaneously with the television system. The use of television as a sensor was extended when it was recognized that the spectral sensitivity of television in the blue and green spectral regions made it extremely useful for oil spill studies. The test programs that were carried out at the Canada Center for Remote Sensing have clearly indicated that television is a very useful sensor system for navigation, flight path recovery for postflight comparison, and training, and that it should be an integral part of any system for oil spill monitoring.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

    52 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Worsfold, R D
    • Allen, J A
    • Fretts, B E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00125779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM