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Wildfire Airborne Sensor Program (WASP) Demonstration Project

Research Leaders
Dr. Donald McKeown, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology)
Michael Richardson, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology)

Collaborator
Chris S. Renschler, LESAM

Research Assistant
Laercio Namikawa

Abstract
WASP’s mission is the detection and monitoring of wildfires from an aircraft at an altitude of up to 12,000 feet. WASP is currently flown from a Piper Aztec aircraft. WASP is adaptable for other Infrared or visible remote sensing applications as well. It consists of three infrared cameras and one visible camera, and can georeference and generate data products and then send them down to the ground station while the aircraft is still flying over the target area.

For more information on the WASP Demonstration Project: http://www.cis.rit.edu/~lias/wasp/