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MightySat II.1 Fourier-transform hyperspectral imager payload performance
Author(s): Leonard John Otten; R. Glenn Sellar; Bruce Rafert
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Paper Abstract

Using a new microsat called MightySat II as a platform, Kestrel Corporation is designing and building the first Fourier transform hyperspectral imager (FTHSI) to be operated from a spacecraft. This payload will also be the first to fly on the Phillips Laboratory MightySat II spacecraft series, a new, innovative approach, to affordable space testing of high risk, high payoff technologies. Performance enhancements offered by the Fourier transform approach have shown it to be one of the more promising spaceborne hyperspectral concepts. Simulations of the payload's performance have shown that the instrument is capable of separating a wide range of subtle spectral differences. Variations in the return from the Georges Bank and shoals are discernible and various types of coastal grasses (sea oats and spartina) can be isolated against a sand background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228602
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard John Otten, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
R. Glenn Sellar, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Bruce Rafert, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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