SENSOR DETECTION CAPABILITIES STUDY

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES RESULTS OF A STUDY IN WHICH TEN SENSOR DEVICES WERE INVESTIGATED AND RATED ON THEIR EFFECTIVENESS IN IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS OF NINETY- EIGHT EARTH RESOURCES TARGETS; OF GEOPHYSICAL INTEREST ARE EARTHQUAKE AREAS, ESTUARIES, GROSS GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES, ICE, HOT SPRINGS, LINEARITIES, MINERALS AND PETROLEUM EXPLORATION, MINING, QUARRIES, ROCK TYPES, SAND AND GRAVEL PITS, SNOW PACK, AND WELLS. OF THE NINETY-EIGHT TARGETS, EIGHTY-NINE INDICATED THAT A PHOTOGRAPHIC SYSTEM HELD THE GREATEST PROMISE OF OBJECT DETECTION. INFRARED, SIDE- LOOKING RADAR, SCATTEROMETER, AND PASSIVE MICROWAVE EACH WERE CAPABLE OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS OVER ONE OR MORE OF THE LISTED TARGETS. SENSOR EVALUATION INDICATED LITTLE SPACEBORNE CAPABILITY FOR EXTANT DEVICES OTHER THAN PHOTOGRAPHY; THIS REFLECTS THE NEED FOR CONTINUING SENSOR IMPROVEMENT AND CONTINUED INVESTIGATION INTO USES OF "AS IS" IMAGERY. /GA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Circ 616, 26 PP, FIGS, TABS
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Authors:
    • Wilson, J E
  • Publication Date: 1969

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Geophysical Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 1971 12:00AM