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Low-cost optical camera systems for disaster monitoring

Kurz, Franz and Meynberg, Oliver and Rosenbaum, Dominik and Türmer, Sebastian and Reinartz, Peter and Schroeder, Manfred (2012) Low-cost optical camera systems for disaster monitoring. XXII International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Congress, 25. Aug. - 1. Sep. 2012, Melbourne, Australien.

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Abstract

Real-time monitoring of natural disasters, mass events, and large accidents with airborne optical sensors is an ongoing topic in research and development. Airborne monitoring is used as a complemental data source with the advantage of flexible data acquisition and higher spatial resolution compared to optical satellite data. In cases of disasters or mass events, optical high resolution image data received directly after acquisition are highly welcomed by security related organizations like police and rescue forces. Low-cost optical camera systems are suitable for real-time applications as the accuracy requirements can be lowered in return for faster processing times. In this paper, the performance of low-cost camera systems for real-time mapping applications is exemplarily evaluated based on already existing sensor systems operated at German Aerospace Center (DLR). Focus lies next to the geometrical and radiometric performance on the real time processing chain which includes image processors, thematic processors for automatic traffic extraction and automatic person tracking, data downlink to the ground station, and further processing and distribution on the ground. Finally, a concept for a national airborne rapid mapping service based on the low-cost hardware is proposed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/76269/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Low-cost optical camera systems for disaster monitoring
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kurz, Franzfranz.kurz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meynberg, Oliveroliver.meynberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rosenbaum, Dominikdominik.rosenbaum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Türmer, Sebastiansebastian.tuermer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Reinartz, Peterpeter.reinartz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schroeder, Manfredmanfred.schroeder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:XXXIX-B8
Page Range:pp. 33-37
Status:Published
Keywords:Hazards, Aerial optical camera, Real-time, Performance, Thematic processing, Cost
Event Title:XXII International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Congress
Event Location:Melbourne, Australien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25. Aug. - 1. Sep. 2012
Organizer:ISPRS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - VABENE (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
Deposited By: Kurz, Dr.-Ing. Franz
Deposited On:09 Jul 2012 12:12
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:18

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