Real-time Characterization of Smoke Candles Using Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging
The development of efficient countermeasure devices like flares and smoke candles requires detailed characterization in order to suit their proper application. However, the gas clouds produced by these devices may turn out to be difficult to characterize. Infrared hyperspectral remote sensing now brings crucial information to this task which could not be obtained before. The Telops Hyper-Cam, a standoff infrared hyperspectral sensor, was used to characterize smoke candles developed by the Military University of Technology in Poland. The results are presented through the Reveal D&I interface, a real-time gas detection and identification software which provides visualization of gas clouds for multiple gases simultaneously, along with their evolution in time. The powerful detection algorithms developed by Telops illustrate their full potential as they were used for the field characterization of smoke candles.