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Progress towards a refractive real-time MWIR hyperspectral imager
Author(s): Brian E. Catanzaro; Mark Dombrowski; Paul Willson; Jeff Hendrixson; Eric Hillenbrand; John Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral imaging in the 2-5 um band has held interest for applications in detection and discrimination of targets. Real time instrumentation is particularly powerful as a tool for characterization and field measurement. A compact, real-time, refractive MWIR hyperspectral imaging instrument has been designed and is undergoing integration and test. The system has been designed for cryogenic operation to improve signal to noise ratio, reduce background noise, and enable real-time hyperspectral video processing. Partial testing has been completed on cryogenic elements and “first light” 2-5 μm hyperspectral images have been collected at room temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5406, Infrared Technology and Applications XXX, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543871
Show Author Affiliations
Brian E. Catanzaro, CFE Services (United States)
Mark Dombrowski, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Paul Willson, Picatinny Arsenal/U.S. Army (United States)
Jeff Hendrixson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Eric Hillenbrand, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
John Wilcox, Wilcox Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5406:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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