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Multispectral and hyperspectral measurements of soldier's camouflage equipment
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Paper Abstract

In today's electro-optic warfare era, it is more than vital for one nation's defense to possess the most advanced measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) capabilities. This is critical to gain a strategic advantage in the planning of the military operations and deployments. The thermal infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum is a key region that is exploited for infrared reconnaissance and surveillance missions. The Military University of Technology has conducted an intensive measurement campaign of various soldier's camouflage devices in the scope of building a database of infrared signatures. One of today's key technologies required to perform signature measurements has become infrared hyperspectral and broadband/multispectral imaging sensors. The Telops Hyper-Cam LW product represents a unique commercial offering with outstanding performances and versatility for the collection of hyperspectral infrared images. The Hyper-Cam allows for the infrared imagery of a target (320 × 256 pixels) at a very high spectral resolution (down to 0.25 cm-1). Moreover, the Military University of Technology has made use of a suite of scientific grade commercial infrared cameras to further measure and assess the targets from a broadband/multispectral perspective. The experiment concept and measurement results are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8382, Active and Passive Signatures III, 83820K (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918393
Show Author Affiliations
Mariusz Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Piątkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafal Dulski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Martin Chamberland, Telops Inc. (Canada)
Philippe Lagueux, Telops Inc. (Canada)
Vincent Farley, Telops Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8382:
Active and Passive Signatures III
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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