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Archeological Treasures Protection based on a early Forest Wildfire Multi Band Imaging Detection System.

By May 2, 2021August 18th, 2021No Comments

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B.Gouverneur1*, S.Verstockt2, E.Pauwels3, J. Han3, P.M. de Zeeuw3, J.Vermeiren1
1. Xenics nv Ambachtenlaan 44 BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium
2. Multimedia Lab, Ghent IBBT, Gaston Crommenlaan 8, bus 201, B-9050 Ledeberg Ghent, Belgium
3. Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, P.O. Box 94079, NL-1090 GB, Asterdam, The Netherlands

ABSTRACT

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.

Keywords: Multiband Electro-Optical System, Forest Fire, Cultural Heritage, Sensor Fusion, Fire Detection Modeling.

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