Accession Number:

ADA517438

Title:

Hyperspectral Imaging of the Coastal Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Navy has a requirement to rapidly and covertly characterize the coastal environment in support of Joint Strike Initiatives. Over the past 12 years we have demonstrated that spaceborne hyperspectral remote sensing is the best approach to covertly acquire data on shallow water bathymetry, bottom types, hazards to navigation, water clarity and beach and shore trafficability to meet those requirements. The long term goal of this work is to put a hyperspectral imager capable of making the appropriate measurements in space to demonstrate this capability. The objective of this work is to put a hyperspectral imager in space to demonstrate the ability to covertly acquire data on shallow water bathymetry, bottom types, hazards to navigation, water clarity and beach and shore trafficability. The proposed activities are designed to move us closer to flying either the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean HICO or the Coastal Ocean Imaging Spectrometer COIS or both to demonstrate the spaceborne capability, to advance methods of processing and analyzing hyperspectral data of the coastal ocean and to enhance community awareness of the need for hyperspectral imaging of the coastal ocean.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE