ASPECTS REGARDING THE USE OF PASSIVE SENSORS ON AIR SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS
Passive remote sensing is used to obtain information on objects and phenomena at land surface in order to get their well-defined objective image by means of special and temporal coordinates. Observing land surface represents an on-going activity for the scientific community which is directed towards the understanding of processes and phenomena on our planet as well as towards the monitoring of the impact of natural or human activity on the environment. Passive sensors have technical parameters that help them detect the phenomena and changes on land surface, ensuring the necessary data for the mapping and monitoring of biophysical and geological characteristics of the surface in order to understand the impact of human activity on ecosystems.
The military use of passive sensors is to create detailed maps of areas under surveillance, including the urban ones, to detect early threats, and to ensure the information support for the planning process as well as for the coordination and execution of precise strikes on objectives.
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