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Hyperspectral polarimetric imaging testbed
Author(s): David B. Cavanaugh; Yannick P. Gargadennec; Brian Catanzaro; Kenneth R. Castle; Wayne Davenport
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Paper Abstract

The Hyperspectral Polarimetric Imaging (HPI) Testbed system combines a dual-band hyperspectral imager (VNIR and SWIR), a 3-axis polarimetric imager, and a high resolution panchromatic imager. All imagers operate through a common fore-optic, and thus have identical fields of view, with simultaneous image capture. The HPI testbed system was developed to aid a sentry in the surveillance of broad sectors for intrusion by ground vehicles or other non-natural objects. The various image components are readily combined through image fusion, which lends itself well to anomaly detection algorithms. This paper describes the general HPI testbed system design and performance, and also provides a detailed description of the polarimetric imaging system, calibration methods, and performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5806, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XI, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611238
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David B. Cavanaugh, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Yannick P. Gargadennec, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Brian Catanzaro, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Kenneth R. Castle, Ruda and Associates (United States)
Wayne Davenport, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5806:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XI
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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