ORSolar – Offshore Oil-Spill Remote Sensing Locating and Recording system by Ofil helps handle & monitor oil spill catastrophes that happen frequently when oil tanks break, or submerged oil pipes crack and leak, or ships at sea or in harbors empty or leak oil and other liquids. Oil spills endanger the marine biology and the ecological equilibrium.
ORSolar is a passive optical sensing scanner and recorder for aerial oil spill surveillance. It deploys sensors that span from the short ultraviolet (UV) band to the long infrared (IR) band and thereby add details that are invisible to the human eye. The sensors’ integration with HD TV and frame cameras enable seeing thick layers of crude oil as well as thin emulsified oil-water spreads, defining their borders and location. The information provided by ORSolar is valuable as it encompasses the various stages of oil spill phases. It is visual, provided on the fly and needs no interpretation. Moreover, the data provided by the ORSolar solutions helps quantifying the spill.
ORSolar is offered in a stabilized 4 axes gimbal that fits fixed and rotor winged airplanes. It is used for ad hoc missions and routine observations. The imagery is of the highest available quality.