Various visible and infrared cameras have been tested for the early detection of wildfires to protect archeological treasures. This analysis was possible thanks to the EU Firesense project (FP7-244088). Although visible cameras are low cost and give good results during daytime for smoke detection, they fall short under bad visibility conditions. In order to improve the fire detection probability and reduce the false alarms, several infrared bands are tested ranging from the NIR to the LWIR. The SWIR and the LWIR band are helpful to locate the fire through smoke if there is a direct Line Of Sight. The Emphasis is also put on the physical and the electro-optical system modeling for forest fire detection at short and longer ranges. The fusion in three bands (Visible, SWIR, LWIR) is discussed at the pixel level for image enhancement and for fire detection.
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THEME Software (theme 1), Logistics (theme 3), Energy (theme 4)
Publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Conference SPIE Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Citation
Gouverneur, B, Verstockt, S, Pauwels, E.J, Han, J, de Zeeuw, P.M, & Vermeiren, J. (2012). Archeological treasures protection based on early forest wildfire multi-band imaging detection system . In Proceedings of Proc. SPIE 8541, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX 2012. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).