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ACTIM: an EDA initiated study on spectral active imaging
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Paper Abstract

This paper will describe ongoing work from an EDA initiated study on Active Imaging with emphasis of using multi or broadband spectral lasers and receivers. Present laser based imaging and mapping systems are mostly based on a fixed frequency lasers. On the other hand great progress has recently occurred in passive multi- and hyperspectral imaging with applications ranging from environmental monitoring and geology to mapping, military surveillance, and reconnaissance. Data bases on spectral signatures allow the possibility to discriminate between different materials in the scene. Present multi- and hyperspectral sensors mainly operate in the visible and short wavelength region (0.4-2.5 μm) and rely on the solar radiation giving shortcoming due to shadows, clouds, illumination angles and lack of night operation. Active spectral imaging however will largely overcome these difficulties by a complete control of the illumination. Active illumination enables spectral night and low-light operation beside a robust way of obtaining polarization and high resolution 2D/3D information. Recent development of broadband lasers and advanced imaging 3D focal plane arrays has led to new opportunities for advanced spectral and polarization imaging with high range resolution. Fusing the knowledge of ladar and passive spectral imaging will result in new capabilities in the field of EO-sensing to be shown in the study. We will present an overview of technology, systems and applications for active spectral imaging and propose future activities in connection with some prioritized applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2010
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 7835, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications IV, 78350C (8 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865041
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O. Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
I. Renhorn, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
J. Ahlberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
H. Larsson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
D. Letalick, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
E. Repasi, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
P. Lutzmann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
G. Anstett, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
D. Hamoir, ONERA (France)
L. Hespel, ONERA (France)
Y. Boucher, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7835:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Gary J. Bishop; John D. Gonglewski; Ove Steinvall; Keith L. Lewis; Richard C. Hollins; Thomas J. Merlet, Editor(s)

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