Multispectral Services

DAFS currently operates an Airborne Data Systems Spectra-View 5WT Multispectral Sensor that is installed in the cargo pod of a Cessna 337 Skymaster. The sensor captures 5 bands of data (Red, Green, Blue, Near Infrared and Infrared) at a variety of resolutions, depending on altitude.

The system was designed with efficiency and affordability in mind so that the savings could be passed onto the client.

DAFS has developed key partnerships with a variety of Geomatics Firms and Academic Institutions to facilitate rapid image processing and research. DAFS believes the key to success for the client is by bringing together these various groups and leveraging their core competencies.

Multispectral imagery is ideal for the following applications:

  • Vegetation Classification
  • Invasive Specie Analysis
  • Optical Water Quality
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Change Detection

High Level Advantages

Advantages of Fixed-wing vs. Rotary-wing imagery platforms:

  • speed
  • larger area coverage over time
  • greater mission radius
  • lower operating cost

Advantages of IR imagery for fire application:

  • quick hotspot and flank recognition
  • effective for aerial mapping
  • ability to see through smoke
  • can be used day or night

Advantages of Discovery Air Fire Services’ Imaging:

  • extensive experience in aerial fire operations
  • simpler imaging system
  • better dispatch reliability
  • in-house data processing with optional GIS service

Fire Manager can maximize limited technical staff capacity using this tool to map Fires