Accession Number : ADA513130


Title :   The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO): Sensor and Data Processing Overview


Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV


Personal Author(s) : Lewis, M D, ; Gould, Jr, R W ; Arnone, R A ; Lyon, P E ; Martinolich, P M ; Vaughan, R ; Lawson, A ; Scardino, T ; Hou, W ; Snyder, W ; Lucke, R ; Corson, M ; Montes, M ; Davis, C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a513130.pdf


Report Date : 20 Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) is a new hyperspectral sensor that will be housed on the International Space Station (ISS). The low-cost, rapid-development sensor was built by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). NRL is also responsible for mission planning and operational data processing for this new sensor. HICO is sponsored and funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) within its Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) program. HICO is integrated and flown with support from and under the direction of the Department of Defense Space Test Program. HICO will be the first spaceborne hyperspectral sensor optimized for environmental characterization of both the coastal and open ocean. HICO samples the 350 to 1070 nanometer spectral range in 128 spectral channels and has a spatial ground sampling distance (GSD) of 100 meters. HICO is manifested for launch in September, 2009; once operational it will be used to routinely collect imagery of select coastal regions around the world.


Descriptors :   *HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGERY , SYMPOSIA , SPACE SYSTEMS , MISSION PROFILES , OCEANS , SPACE STATIONS , OPEN WATER , DATA PROCESSING , INFRARED DETECTORS


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE