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Compact Airborne Spectral Sensor (COMPASS)
Author(s): Christopher G. Simi; Edwin M. Winter; Mary M. Williams; David C. Driscoll
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Paper Abstract

The COMPACT Airborne Spectral Sensor (COMPASS) design is intended to demonstrate a new design concept for solar reflective hyper spectral systems for the Government. Capitalizing from recent focal plane developments, the COMPASS system utilizes a single FPA to cover the 0.4-2.35micrometers spectral region. This system also utilizes an Offner spectrometer design as well as an electron etched lithography curved grating technology pioneered by NASA/JPL. This paper also discusses the technical trades, which drove the design selection of COMPASS. When completed, the core COMPASS spectrometer design could be used in a large variety of configurations on a variety of aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4381, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII, (20 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437000
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher G. Simi, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
Mary M. Williams, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
David C. Driscoll, SSG, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4381:
Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII
Sylvia S. Shen; Michael R. Descour, Editor(s)

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