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Measured performance of an airborne Fourier-transform hyperspectral imager
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Paper Abstract

A new hyperspectral imager has recently been developed by Kestrel Corporation for use in light aircraft platforms. The instrument provides 256 spectral channels with 87 cm-1 spectral bandwidth over the 450 nm to 1000 nm portion of the spectrum. Operated as a pushbroom imager, the FTVHSI has been shown to have a IFOV of 0.75 mrad, and a FOV of 0.23 rad. The sensor includes an internal spectral/radiometric calibration source, a self contained spectrally resolved downwelling sensor, and complete line of sight and GPS positioning information. The instrument is now operating from a Cessna TU-206 single engine aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258076
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard John Otten, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Andrew D. Meigs, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
R. Glenn Sellar, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Bruce Rafert, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)


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

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