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Small unmanned aerial system high performance payload
Author(s): Ricky J. Morgan; Ali A. Abtahi; Peter B. Griffin; Usha Raghuram; Frida E. Strömqvist Vetelino; Francisco Tejada
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Paper Abstract

A unique, hyperspectral imaging plane "on-a-chip" developed for deployment as a High Performance Payload (HPP) on a micro or small unmanned aerial vehicle is described. HPP employs nanophotonics technologies to create a focal plane array with very high fill factor fabricated using standard integrated circuit techniques. The spectral response of each pixel can be independently tuned and controlled over the entire spectral range of the camera. While the current HPP is designed to operate in the visible, the underlying physical principles of the device are applicable and potentially implementable from the UV through the long-wave infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8020, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VIII, 802003 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.882425
Show Author Affiliations
Ricky J. Morgan, Aerospace Missions Corp. (United States)
Ali A. Abtahi, Aerospace Missions Corp. (United States)
Peter B. Griffin, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Usha Raghuram, Aerospace Missions Corp. (United States)
Frida E. Strömqvist Vetelino, Aerospace Missions Corp. (United States)
Francisco Tejada, Sensing Machines (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8020:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VIII
Daniel J. Henry; Beato T. Cheng; Dale C. Linne von Berg; Darrell L. Young, Editor(s)

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