Airborne remote sensing venture targets Central, South America

07/10/2000
Proprietary remote sensing technology developed by Texaco Inc. has become the subject of a Latin American joint venture.Alto Technology Resources Inc., the Texaco spinoff, signed an agreement with Huinoil SA, a Buenos Aires service company, to provide Alto's patented hyperspectral remote sensing technology in Central and South America under the name Alto Americas.Alto's unique airborne system uses an optical imaging spectrometer that records more than 200 selected wavelengths of reflected and emitted energy from the electromagnetic spectrum: ultraviolet, visible, near infrared, short wavelength infrared, and thermal infrared. The system is used to identify rocks, vegetation, soils...
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