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Space-based hyperspectral imagery of the moon and Earth limb
Author(s): Leonard John Otten; Bernard Al Jones; Ana Edwards; Joshua Lane; Thomas R. Caudill; Victor Osweiler; Summer Yarbrough; James Arnold; Rojan Quarles; Eric T. Kouba
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Paper Abstract

The primary payload on a small-satellite, MightySat II.1, is a spatially modulated Fourier transform hyperspectral imager designed for terrain classification. This imager is the first hyperspectral imager to be successfully operated from space. As part of its year long mission, images have been taken of the Earth's limb and the moon. Analysis of the limb data have shown the presence of large scale structure in the limb while the moon imagery is being used to determine the suitability of using the moon as a vicarious calibration source. The paper briefly describes the satellite and hyperspectral instrument and presents examples of the limb and moon observations and data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4540, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites V, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450650
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Leonard John Otten, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Bernard Al Jones, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Ana Edwards, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Joshua Lane, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Thomas R. Caudill, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Victor Osweiler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Summer Yarbrough, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James Arnold, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Rojan Quarles, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Eric T. Kouba, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4540:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites V
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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