Translator Disclaimer
Paper
12 June 1995 Design of an airborne Fourier transform visible hyperspectral imaging system for light aircraft environmental remote sensing
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Kestrel Corporation and the Florida Institute of Technology have designed, and are now manufacturing, a Fourier transform visible hyperspectral imager system for use in a single engine light aircraft. The system is composed of a Sagnac-based interferometer optical subsystem, a data management system, and an aircraft attitude and current position sybsystem. The system is designed to have better than 5 nm spectral resolution at 450 nm, operates over the 440 nm to 1150 nm spectral band and has a 2D spatial resolution of 0.8 mrad. An internal calibration source is recorded with every frame of data to retain radiometric accuracy. The entire system fits into a Cessna 206 and uses a conventional downward looking view port located in the baggage compartment. During operation, data are collected at a rate of 15 Mbytes per second and stored direct to a disk array. Data storage has been sized to accommodate 56 minutes of observations. Designed for environmental mapping, this Fourier transform imager has uses in emergency response and military operations.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Leonard John Otten III, Eugene W. Butler, Bruce Rafert, and R. Glenn Sellar "Design of an airborne Fourier transform visible hyperspectral imaging system for light aircraft environmental remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 2480, Imaging Spectrometry, (12 June 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.210904
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top