There is an increasing need to effectively detect and quantify the presence of mineral, oil and gas signatures remotely, through utilizing airborne (or space-based) sensors. The ability to do so provides geologists the opportunity to obtain geologic information well before they ever set foot in a particular landscape, significantly reducing costs and time associated with complex field explorations.
All objects reflect, absorb, or emit electromagnetic radiation based on their composition, creating a unique pattern called a spectral signature. A hyperspectral sensor simply captures that pattern, allowing for the object’s identification based on its unique signature.
AUG Signals (AUG)’ resource exploration- mineral, oil, gas mapping– service using hyperspectral and multispectral technology provides unique techniques efficiently and accurately survey large and poorly accessible areas for oil, gas and mineral deposits. Leveraging on over two decades of experience and expertise, AUG’s sophisticated resource exploration service can distinguish between similar spectral signatures to provide credible results with minimal false detections.
AUG’s innovations in hyperspectral technologies significantly outperform commercial hyperspectral detection algorithms, including Anomaly Detection, SAM (Spectral Angle Mapper), MTMF (Mixture-Tuned Matched Filter), Spectral Feature Fitting and Linear Spectral Unmixing.
AUG’s key technology advantages include:
AUG’s hyperspectral technologies have mapped over 200,000 km2 across the globe and have been validated by professional geologists from the industry and Natural Resources Canada.
AUG’s previous resource exploration services include:
Figure B: South Baffin Island- Published Geological map (St-Onge et. al 1999)
■ PINK = Narsajuaq gneiss (PNm)
■ YELLOW = Psammite (PLHp)
■ CYAN = Marble (PLHc)
Left: AUG’s mineral identified image of 7 materials; Right: a ground truth image provided by the Nature Resources Canada
AUG detected oil (red) overlaid with the original RGB AVIRIS image in California Suisun Marsh oil spill area