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27 February 2004 The Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS)
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Proceedings Volume 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection; (2004)
Event: Optical Technologies for Industrial, Environmental, and Biological Sensing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
The Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS) is a research platform used to evaluate passive infrared (IR) standoff detectors for airborne remote sensing of chemical vapors. It consists of a sensor suite mounted in an automated gyro-stabilized optical platform. The sensor pod is currently mounted on a UH-1 helicopter but could also be adapted to other platforms. Two developmental IR imaging sensors are used in the ACIS: a high-speed Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer: the TurboFT, and a high-resolution tunable IR Fabry-Perot spectroradiometer: the AIRIS. The TurboFT is a high-speed (100 Hz) low-resolution (2x8 pixel) system and the AIRIS is a low-speed (~0.5 Hz), high-resolution (64x64 pixel) imager. This paper describes the ACIS configuration, general system specifications, operational concerns, and some typical results from recent flight tests.
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Francis M. D'Amico, Darren K. Emge, William J. Marinelli, Christopher Gittins, and Timothy P. Ricks "The Airborne Chemical Imaging System (ACIS)", Proc. SPIE 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection, (27 February 2004);

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