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Advanced Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging System (AAHIS): an imaging spectrometer for maritime applications
Author(s): Mark A. Voelker; Ronald G. Resmini; Gregory C. Mooradian; Thomas B. McCord; Christopher P. Warren; Michael W. Fene; Christopher C. Coyle; Richard Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging System (AAHIS) is a compact, lightweight visible and near IR pushbroom hyperspectral imaging spectrometer flown on a Piper Aztec aircraft. AAHIS is optimized for use in shallow water, littoral, and vegetation remote sensing. Data are collected at up to 55 frames/second and may be displayed and analyzed inflight or recorded for post-flight processing. Swath width is 200 meters at a flight altitude of 1 km. Each image pixel contains hyperspectral data simultaneously recorded in up to 288 contiguous spectral channels covering the 432 to 832 nm spectral region. Pixel binning typically yields pixels 1.0 meter square with a spectral channel width of 5.5 nm. Design and performance of the AAHIS is presented, including processed imagery demonstrating feature detection and materials discrimination on land and underwater at depths up to 27 meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2480, Imaging Spectrometry, (12 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210891
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Voelker, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Ronald G. Resmini, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Gregory C. Mooradian, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Thomas B. McCord, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Christopher P. Warren, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Michael W. Fene, SETS Technology, Inc. (United States)
Christopher C. Coyle, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Richard Anderson, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2480:
Imaging Spectrometry
Michael R. Descour; Jonathan Martin Mooney; David L. Perry; Luanna R. Illing, Editor(s)

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