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Enhanced Oil Spill Detection Sensors in Low-light Environments

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US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
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Mark Walters
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The goal of this collaborative effort is to enhance the methods currently in place to detect oil in a marine environment. The methods currently in place are not conducive to oil spill recovery operations during periods of low light and rely heavily on time-delayed aerial remote sensing technologies, or visual observation. This project will leverage the knowledge and expertise of RDECOM's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) personnel to assist BSEE in the identification and documentation of existing capability gaps; identification and assessment of technology gaps; test and evaluate potential new or alternative hardware; and if necessary, support the design, development and demonstration of new technologies to meet identified needs.

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The project is complete. The final report is posted below.

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