Research

Advancement of MARINE SCOUT

Project Number
1131
Program
Progress Date
04/14/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Scot Myhr
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$574,386.00
Estimated Completion Date
12/31/2022
Description

Under Interagency Agreement (IAA) E13PG00031, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)/U.S. Army Night Vision team completed a program that demonstrated a compact, lightweight, multi-spectral airborne sensor payload capable of detecting oil on water, distinguishing it from false postives such as kelp forests, and providing a reliable estimate of the thickness of the oil. The purpose of this project is to advance the current MARINE SCOUT payload for algorithm development and semi-automation for (near) real-time data processing.

Latest progress update

A design review was completed. All mechanical parts and electrical drawings for payload modification have been ordered and a SWIR (Short Wave Infrared) sensor has been received. The team will conduct a payload bench test and is continuing development of an algorithm to process collected data.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A