Surdex Geospatial Systems Integration, LLC, (SGSI), in collaboration with our partners, is continuing the development and integration of multi-sensor equipped aerial platforms to support a variety of emergency responder geospatial data needs in response to growing data demands as a result of natural and man-made disaster events. The growing demands for timely imagery, terrain data, and other remotely sensed data products supporting Federal, State, and Local emergency responders require airborne platforms that provide multi-mission capabilities to quickly react and respond to varying environments and needs unique to each disaster. The SGSI team’s challenge is to integrate various systems such as X-band and P-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR), LiDAR, Digital Imagery, Multi-Spectral and Thermal (mid-wave and long-wave) remotely sensed data and deliver geospatial data via down/up link in a
nearly real-time collection mode for timely 3-D geospatial analysis.
Radar imagery – 1-meter pan
Digital Frame/Scanner Othophotography – 8-cm to 1-meter, 4-band
Videography- Natural color and thermal IR, 900 – 14,000 nanometers
IFSAR and LiDAR DTM from 1-meter to 5-meter elevation postings for change detection and volumetric evaluations
Planimetric and topographic mapping from 1:600 to 1:24,000 product scales
Detection of thermal radiation providing temperature and heat intensities to identify and isolate remaining fire hot-spots and survivors.
Provides the ability to put data in the hands of the first-responder, or to a ground based processing and mission command center, in near real-time through the use of microwave data transmission.
Hand held PDAs with database links to existing area specific geospatial data and current, near real-time data available to assist in field verification, attribution and distribution to a command center for the coordination of recovery efforts.