1 October 2003
A series of laboratory measurements will be collected to measure the fundamental
fluorescence properties of the oils and background
materials. Optimal sensing specification for oils depend on the fluorescence efficiency of
the oil as well as the spectral and spatial resolution required for the application.
Outdoor laser range measurements will be made for up to 20 target/background
soil and vegetation organic backgrounds. Measurements will address the fluorescence
efficiency, emission spectra, duration and the effects of oil aging over a period of up to six
weeks. The effects of the wetness of the backgrounds on the emission efficiency, duration
and spectra will be addressed.
When the STL LIFI system becomes airborne, imagery from flight tests over oil
targets will be collected. It is planned to operate at an altitude of 300 ft agl and provide a
swath of 60 ft., 512 pixels wide or about 1.4 in. per pixel in the cross track direction. The
spectral range will be 300nm with 128 channels covering the visible portion of the
spectrum. Excitation will be at 355nm.
The STL shall coordinate its airborne data collection schedule to coincide with its
other sponsored flight test programs. All ground data will be collected preliminary to
airborne testing. All reports and deliverables will be completed within six months of data
Deliverable 1 - Presentation at Oil Spill Program Review
Test planning will be presented at the Oil Spill Program review and meetings
required by the Oil Spill Program Manager [FY96].
Deliverable 2 - Technical Report
A written summary report will be delivered to the Oil Spill
Program Manager NLT six months after acquisition of the data.
Deliverable 3 - Distribution of Data
All laboratory, ground and airborne data will become the property of and be transmitted to
the RS/GIS Center in digital computer compatible format.