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Real-world noise in hyperspectral imaging systems
Author(s): Richard L. Wiggins; Lovell E. Comstock; Jeffry J. Santman
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that non-uniform illumination of a spectrometer changes the measured spectra. Laboratory calibration of hyperspectral imaging systems is careful to minimize this effect by providing repeatable, uniform illumination. In hyperspectral measurements the real world images result in non-uniform illumination. We define the resulting variation as real-world noise and we compare real-world noise to other noise sources. Both in-flight performance and calibration transfer between instruments degrade significantly because of real-world noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8020, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VIII, 802004 (26 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884886
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Richard L. Wiggins, Corning Inc. (United States)
Lovell E. Comstock, Corning Inc. (United States)
Jeffry J. Santman, Corning Inc. (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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