Flight and Ground Results from Long-Wave and Mid-wave Airborne Hyperspectral Spectrographic Images
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUFFIELD (ALBERTA)
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Wide-swath LWIR and MWIR airborne pushbroom hyperspectral imagers based on efficient optics, cryo-cooled custom MCT FPAs and fast, quite readout electronics have been developed and are in commercial production. First-light and first-flight images from the LWIR airborne hyperspectral imager TASI and MWIR hyperspectral imager MASI were acquired in summer 2006 and summer 2008 respectively. The TASI and MASI systems meet, and in some cases exceeded, the original design specifications. TASI systems have been successfully involved in worldwide applications ranging from systematic buried landmine detection research to large-scale high-resolution aerial mapping for geological exploration. The MASI, being a relative newcomer to commercial aerial applications, has found utility in large-scale targeted geological surveys.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy