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Spectral imaging applications: remote sensing, environmental monitoring, medicine, military operations, factory automation, and manufacturing
Author(s): Nahum Gat; Suresh Subramanian; Jacob Barhen; Nikzad Toomarian
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the activities at OKSI related to imaging spectroscopy presenting current and future applications of the technology. We discuss the development of several systems including hardware, signal processing, data classification algorithms and benchmarking techniques to determine algorithm performance. Signal processing for each application is tailored by incorporating the phenomenology appropriate to the process, into the algorithms. Pixel signatures are classified using techniques such as principal component analyses, generalized eigenvalue analysis and novel very fast neural network methods. The major hyperspectral imaging systems developed at OKSI include the intelligent missile seeker (IMS) demonstration project for real-time target/decoy discrimination, and the thermal infrared imaging spectrometer (TIRIS) for detection and tracking of toxic plumes and gases. In addition, systems for applications in medical photodiagnosis, manufacturing technology, and for crop monitoring are also under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1997
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2962, 25th AIPR Workshop: Emerging Applications of Computer Vision, (26 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267840
Show Author Affiliations
Nahum Gat, Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. (United States)
Suresh Subramanian, Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jacob Barhen, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Nikzad Toomarian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2962:
25th AIPR Workshop: Emerging Applications of Computer Vision
David H. Schaefer; Elmer F. Williams, Editor(s)

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