Dark HORSE 2 Quick-Look Report: Real-time Detection of Military Ground Targets Using an Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SENSORS SECTION
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Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory NRL have successfully demonstrated autonomous, real time detection of military ground targets using a long-wave infrared hyperspectral imaging sensor. The work was performed under NRLs Dark HORSE effort, the culmination of a four-year Multispectral Overhead IREO Surveillance MOVIES program to develop real-time hyperspectral detection, cueing, target location, and target designation capabilities. The following provides an overview of Dark HORSE 2 DH2, the recently completed second phase of the Dark HORSE effort. The DH2 hyperspectral sensor system is described in detail along with a recent field experiment in which it was employed. The system hardware components, software interface and processing methods are described in detail. In closing, a description of the test flight profiles is given and a preliminary analysis of the collected data is presented.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors