High Altitude Hyperspectral Imaging Spectroscopy
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST TAMPA FL
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The work in this effort centered on HyperSpectral Imaging HSI data collection and HSI sensor calibration. The data collection occurred at high altitudes 30,000 ft. off the coast of Mobile, AL and at lower altitudes 10,000 ft in the Florida Keys. These data have been used in multiple presentations and publications in the development of robust HSI data collection and processing techniques, which are suitable for the characterization of the Battle Space Environment via advanced signal processing. Specifically, the products produced from these HSI data include bathymetry, bottom reflectance, and water column inherent optical properties. The successful retrieval of these data products from an HSI data stream over low-light water targets require specific deployment criteria, as well as processing criteria. which were developed and applied in this project. Further work was accomplished on the characterization and calibration of an NRL- designed imaging spectrometer, which has led to the ability to more accurately retrieve the above environmental information products from coastal ocean imaging spectroscopy. This work led to a significant alteration of the previous calibration and characterization procedure used at NRL, and has been published in a peer-review journal.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy