Contents of Multi- & Hyper-Spectral Imaging 2-days Seminar
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Overview: MSI/HSI Non-Literal Exploitation
Panchromatic, Multispectral, Hyperspectral and Ultraspectral imaging
Electromagnetic spectrum imaging vs. spectroscopy
Non-literal exploitation
Material signatures
Multispectral imaging (MSI): general capabilities
Examples: LandSat, SPOT, Ikonos, SAMRSS (whiskbroom, Staring)
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI): general capabilities
Examples: AVIRIS, HYDICE, SEBASS (whiskbroom, Pushbroom)
Ultraspectral imaging (USI): general capabilities
Examples: AES, TES (FTS type)
Polarimetric imaging
Technology Review:
Radiative transfer
Imaging in the reflective region of the spectrum
Imaging in the thermal emissive region
Effect of atmospheric propagation
Atmospheric compensation techniques
Modtran, Fascode, ATREM, Empirical Line techniques, ISAC
GIS
Image registration
Geolocation & rectification
Mosaicing
Platform motion compensation & attitude corrections
Sensor radiometric & spectral calibration
Digital numbers - to - radiance at aperture
Radiance images to reflectance images (or temperature/emissivity images)
Dark and bright fields (DNs - to - Reflectance)
Ground based MSI, HSI collects:
Ground truthing & calibration tools
Tools for ground truth collection: fiber optics spectrometers, MSI/HSI systems
Spectral libraries (what's available and where)
Sensor Design Considerations
Pushbroom vs. whiskbroom scanner (HSI)
Dispersive
Prism-grating-prism
Electronically tunable filters
Liquid crystal
Acousto-optical
FTS (Michelson)
Fabre-Perot
MEMs technology
Multiple camera MSI systems
Performance considerations
Design analysis case study
Focal plane consideration
Types of FPAs, ROIC, cooling requirements (cover Thermal IR, MWIR, SWIR, VNIR, etc.)
Multi-color FPAs
Data rates
Telemetry limitations
Data compression
Onboard analysis
Airborne platform considerations (stability, corrections for platform attitude changes)
Examples of uncorrected vs. corrected data
Airborne Sensors & Platforms:
Hyperspectral sensors
SEBASS (HSI, MWIR/LWIR)
SHARP
HYDICE (HSI, VNIR/SWIR)
AVIRIS (HSI, VNIR/SWIR)
CASI (MSI, VNIR)
AHI (HSI, LWIR)
Multispectral sensors
TIMS, ATLAS
Exploitation Techniques, Algorithms
Classification algorithms (supervised & unsupervised)
Identification algorithms (library spectra match)
Subpixel (unmixing) analysis
Spaceborne Sensors
Multispectral sensors
LandSat, MSS and TM (HSI) [LandSat 7]
SPOT (MSI)
IKONOS (PAN, & MSI)
Hyperspectral sensors
OrbImaging 4, Warfighter-I (HSI, VNIR)
NEMO COIS (HSI, VNIR)
Lewis HSI, and Hypersion (HSI)
DoD Perspective (unofficial)
Technology programs for non-literal exploitation
Joint Staff
DARPA ASRP program
NVIS sensor
ATR & Mine detection
Air Force exploitation programs
SHARP sensor
Warfighter-I sensor
FTHSI and MightySat
Navy exploitation programs (littoral application)
COIS sensor
Navy HYSTAR program
Dark Horse program
PHILLS (ORASIS)
Intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR): MASINT
Forest and Desert Radiance collects
Cobra Brass
Army MURI - Terrain analysis
DOE Nuclear nonproliferation HIRIS
Stand-off detection of CBW, WMD
TENCAP (Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities)
Drugs interdiction, anti narcotics
Applications
Terrain classification (traficability)
Target detection, classification, ID
Plume detection (CW)
Commercial Perspective
Remote Sensing
Geology (USGS), forestry, precision agriculture
Systems (operational or future)
SPOT, IKONOS, OrbImaging, RapidEye, Resources21/Boeing
Non-remote sensing
Laboratory, inspection
Medical use
Manufacturing technology
Scientific Remote Sensing:
NASA EOS (Earth Observation Systems) and NMP (New Millennium Program) Systems
Terra Platform and Sensors (MODIS, ASTER, MISR, MOPTITT)
Hyperion, ALI, AC
Future EOS platforms
Chandra X-ray Advanced CCD imaging spectrometer (ACIS)
Future Prospective
Joint Commercial Military Exploitation of resources

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