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Optical Engineering

Real-time hyperspectral detection and cuing
Author(s): Christopher M. Stellman; Geoffrey G. Hazel; Frank Bucholtz; Joseph V. Michalowicz; Alan D. Stocker; William Schaaf
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Paper Abstract

The Dark HORSE 1 (Hyperspectral Overhead Reconnaissance and Surveillance Experiment 1) flight test has demonstrated autonomous, real-time visible hyperspectral detection of military ground targets with real-time cuing of a high-resolution framing camera. An overview of the Dark HORSE 1 hyperspectral sensor system is presented. The system hardware components are described in detail, with an emphasis on the visible hyperspectral sensor and the real-time processor. Descriptions of system software and processing methods are also provided. The recent field experiment in which the Dark HORSE 1 system was employed is described in detail along with an analysis of the collected data. The results evince per-pixel false-alarm rates on the order of 10-5/km2, and demonstrate the improved performance obtained by operating two detection algorithms simultaneously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(7) doi: 10.1117/1.602577
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher M. Stellman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Geoffrey G. Hazel, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Frank Bucholtz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Joseph V. Michalowicz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Alan D. Stocker, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
William Schaaf, Space Computer Corp. (United States)


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