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LWIR/MWIR imaging hyperspectral sensor for airborne and ground-based remote sensing
Author(s): John A. Hackwell; David W. Warren; Robert P. Bongiovi; Steven J. Hansel; Thomas L. Hayhurst; Dan J. Mabry; Mazaher G. Sivjee; James W. Skinner
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design and performance of an infrared imaging spectrograph that was first used as an airborne sensor in October, 1995. This instrument, called the spatially-enhanced broadband array spectrograph system (SEBASS), is intended to explore the utility of hyperspectral infrared sensors for remotely identifying solids, liquids, gases, and chemical vapors in the 2 to 14 micrometers 'chemical fingerprint' spectral region. The instrument, which is an extension of an existing non-imaging spectrograph uses two spherical-faced prisms to operate simultaneously in the atmospheric transmission windows found between 2.0 and 5.2 micrometers and between 7.8 and 13.4 micrometers (LWIR). ALthough the SEBASS instrument is designed primarily for use from an aircraft platform, it was used in March 1996 for a tower-based collection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258057
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Hackwell, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David W. Warren, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Robert P. Bongiovi, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Ctr. (United States)
Steven J. Hansel, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Thomas L. Hayhurst, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Dan J. Mabry, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Mazaher G. Sivjee, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James W. Skinner, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2819:
Imaging Spectrometry II
Michael R. Descour; Jonathan Martin Mooney, Editor(s)

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