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The Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS)
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS) is a research platform used to evaluate passive infrared (IR) standoff detectors for airborne remote sensing of chemical vapors. It consists of a sensor suite mounted in an automated gyro-stabilized optical platform. The sensor pod is currently mounted on a UH-1 helicopter but could also be adapted to other platforms. Two developmental IR imaging sensors are used in the ACIS: a high-speed Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer: the TurboFT, and a high-resolution tunable IR Fabry-Perot spectroradiometer: the AIRIS. The TurboFT is a high-speed (100 Hz) low-resolution (2x8 pixel) system and the AIRIS is a low-speed (~0.5 Hz), high-resolution (64x64 pixel) imager. This paper describes the ACIS configuration, general system specifications, operational concerns, and some typical results from recent flight tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.518574
Show Author Affiliations
Francis M. D'Amico, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Darren K. Emge, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
William J. Marinelli, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Christopher Gittins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Timothy P. Ricks, U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5268:
Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection
James O. Jensen; Jean-Marc Theriault, Editor(s)

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