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Hyperspectral observations of space objects
Author(s): Bruce Rafert; Eirik Holbert; R. Glenn Sellar; Susan E. Durham; Tamara E.W. Payne; Gregory L. Tarr; Richard A. Carreras; Dennis C. Duneman; David Stone; Stephen A. Gregory; Amy E. Prochko
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present (1) the optical system design and operational overview, (2) laboratory evaluation spectra, and (3) a sample of the first observational data taken with HYSAT. The hyperspectral sensor systems which are being developed and whose utility is being pioneered by the Phillips Laboratory are applicable to several important SOI (space object identification), military, and civil applications including (1) spectral signature simulations, satellite model validation, and satellite database observations and (3) simultaneous spatial/spectral observations of booster plumes for strategic and surrogate tactical missile signature identification. The sensor system is also applicable to a wide range of other applications, including astronomy, camouflage discrimination, smoke chemical analysis, environmental/agricultural resource sensing, terrain analysis, and ground surveillance. Only SOI applications will be discussed here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176727
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Rafert, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Eirik Holbert, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
R. Glenn Sellar, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Susan E. Durham, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Tamara E.W. Payne, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gregory L. Tarr, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Carreras, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Dennis C. Duneman, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
David Stone, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Stephen A. Gregory, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Amy E. Prochko, W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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