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AHI: an airborne long-wave infrared hyperspectral imager
Author(s): Paul G. Lucey; Tim J. Williams; Marc Mignard; Jeffrey Julian; Daniel Kobubun; Gregory Allen; David Hampton; William Schaff; Michael J. Schlangen; Edwin M. Winter; William B. Kendall; Alan D. Stocker; Keith A. Horton; Anu P. Bowman
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Paper Abstract

The AHI (Airborne Hyperspectral Imager) system was designed to detect the presence of buried land mines from the air through detection of along wave IR observable associated with mine installation. The system is a helicopter-borne LWIR hyperspectral imager with real time on-board radiometric calibration and mine detection. It collects hyperspectral imagery from 7.5 to 11.5 μm in either 256 or 32 spectral bands. At all wavelengths the AHI noise equivalent delta (NEΔT) temperature is less than 0.1K at 300K and the NESR is less than .02 watts/m2-sr-μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3431, Airborne Reconnaissance XXII, (5 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330205
Show Author Affiliations
Paul G. Lucey, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Tim J. Williams, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Marc Mignard, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Jeffrey Julian, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Daniel Kobubun, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Gregory Allen, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
David Hampton, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
William Schaff, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Michael J. Schlangen, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
William B. Kendall, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Alan D. Stocker, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Keith A. Horton, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Anu P. Bowman, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3431:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXII
Wallace G. Fishell; Arthur A. Andraitis; Michael S. Fagan; Jerry D. Greer; Mark C. Norton, Editor(s)

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