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Three years of operation of AHI: the University of Hawaii's Airborne Hyperspectral Imager
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The AHI sensor consists of a long-wave infrared pushbroom hyperspectral imager and a boresighted 3-color visible high resolution CCD linescan camera. The system used a background suppression system to achieve good noise characteristics (less than 1(mu) fl NESR). Work with AHI has shown the utility of the long-wave infrared a variety of applications. The AHI system has been used successfully in the detection of buried land mines using infrared absorption features of disturbed soil. Recently, the AHI has been used to examine the feasibility active and passive hyperspectral imaging under outdoor and laboratory conditions at three ranges. In addition, the AHI was flown over a coral reef ecosystem on the Hawaiian island of Molokai to study fresh water intrusion into coral reef ecosystems. Theoretical calculations have been done propose extensions to the AHI design in order to produce an instrument with a higher signal to noise ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4369, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII, (10 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445281
Show Author Affiliations
Paul G. Lucey, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Tim J. Williams, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
J. L. Hinrichs, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Michael E. Winter, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Donovan Steutel, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4369:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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