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TACMSI: a novel multi-look multispectral imager for maritime mine detection
Author(s): Carrie L. Leonard; Chong Wai Chan; Tamara Cottis; Michael DeWeert; Michael Dichner; Brian Farm; Dan Kokubun; Eric Louchard; Reid Noguchi; Miles Topping; Timothy Wong; Dugan Yoon
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Paper Abstract

Airborne EO imagery, including wideband, hyperspectral, and multispectral modalities, has greatly enhanced the ability of the ISR community to detect and classify various targets of interest from long standoff distances and with large area coverage rates. The surf zone is a dynamic environment that presents physical and operational challenges to effective remote sensing with optical systems. In response to these challenges, BAE Systems has developed the Tactical Multi-spectral (TACMSI) system. The system includes a VNIR six-band multispectral sensor and all other hardware that is used to acquire, store and process imagery, navigation, and supporting metadata on the airborne platform. In conjunction with the hardware, BAE Systems has innovative data processing methods that exploit the inherent capabilities of multi-look framing imagery to essentially remove the overlying clutter or obscuration to enable EO visualization of the objects of interest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6953, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII, 69530N (29 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778040
Show Author Affiliations
Carrie L. Leonard, BAE Systems (United States)
Chong Wai Chan, BAE Systems (United States)
Tamara Cottis, BAE Systems (United States)
Michael DeWeert, BAE Systems (United States)
Michael Dichner, BAE Systems (United States)
Brian Farm, BAE Systems (United States)
Dan Kokubun, BAE Systems (United States)
Eric Louchard, BAE Systems (United States)
Reid Noguchi, BAE Systems (United States)
Miles Topping, BAE Systems (United States)
Timothy Wong, BAE Systems (United States)
Dugan Yoon, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6953:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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