STRATEGIC MULTIPLE SENSOR DATA FUSION FOR TIME-CRITICAL NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE
Keywords: Multi-sensor, Data Fusion, Natural Disaster, Timely Response
Abstract. Recently, large-scale natural disasters have been occurred in the various areas of the world. The super-sized multi-hazards over the world have required more and more scientific and systematic measurement technologies in the fields of management and response of natural disaster. The purpose of this study is to suggest a multi-sources data fusion approach like LiDAR, aerial images, and satellite imagery and evaluate its applicability for timely natural disaster response. In order to achieve a high-accurate mapping in time in disaster situation, we proposed strategic approach using multi-sensors data fusion in this paper. The data fusion approach using the satellite imagery, low altitude aerial imagery from the mini-UAV and the small manned helicopter, and LiDAR point data simultaneously is expected to enhance the capability for more accurate damage analysis and the faster hazard mapping.