AOTF-Based Forest Fire Sensor: Optical Design

  • A. B. Hollinger
  • P. J. Thomas
  • R. H. Wiens
  • E. H. Richardson


The detection of small objects against a highly cluttered background is a scenario with a wide range of practical applications. The focus here is the detection of small incipient forest fires that may be hidden by the forest canopy1,2. Multispectral analysis with adaptive signal processing can facilitate the reduction of false alarm rate and enhance the probability of detection for a small object detection system.3,4


Forest Fire False Alarm Rate Diffraction Efficiency Beam Expander Narrow Band Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Hollinger
    • 1
  • P. J. Thomas
    • 2
  • R. H. Wiens
    • 2
  • E. H. Richardson
    • 3
  1. 1.Canadian Space AgencySt. HubertCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Space and Terrestrial ScienceNorth YorkCanada
  3. 3.EHR Optical SystemsVictoriaCanada

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