Hyperspectral Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of the Land Surface and Target Identification using Airborne Interferometry
MET OFFICE EXETER (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The main applications of this research project relate to the real-time target acquisition and target identification, for military purposes, using various hyperspectral sensors. The advantages for military personnel are twofold. Firstly, they would be able to identify, in real-time, man-made structures in a natural environment and secondly they would be able to ascertain to a certain extent whether these structures were civilian or military and in the latter case whether they were friendly or not. The technique for target acquisitionidentification presented here relies on the fact that artificial surfaces and natural surfaces have, in general, widely different surface emissivity spectra. Thus, in theory, measuring the surface emissivity of various objects should allow us to distinguish between them.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy