Acronyms associated with Advanced MSI/HSI Technology Short Course
AAHIS Advanced Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging system
AC Atmospheric Corrector
ACIS Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer(X-ray)
AES Atmospheric Emission Spectrometer
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
AGL Above Ground Level
AHI Airborne Hyperspectral Imager
AIS Airborne Imaging Spectrometer
ALI Advanced Land Imager
ARIES Australian Resource Information and Environment Satellite
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program
ASAS Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer
ASPIS Adaptive Spectral Processing and Identification System
ASRP Adaptive Spectral Reconnaissance Program
ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
ATLAS Airborne Terrestrial Land Applications Scanner
ATR Automated (or Aided) Target Recognition
ATREM Atmospheric Removal
AVIRIS Advanced Visible and InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer
AVNIR Airborne Visible and Near IR sensor
BA Budget Activity
BRDF Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function
CASI Compact Airborne Spectral Imager
CB Cobra Brass
CBW Chemical Biological Warfare
CCD Charge Coupled Device
CCD also CC&D Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception
CECOM (Army) Communications-Electronics Command
CFAR Constant False Alarm Rate
CINC Commander In Chief
CMO Central MASINT Office
COIS Coastal Ocean Imaging Spectrometer
COSMEC Common Spectral MASINT Exploitation Capability
CW Chemical Weapon
CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner
DAIS Digital Airborne Imaging Spectrometer
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DDR&E Director,Defense Research & Engineering
DEM Digital Elevation Model
DEM/VAL Demonstration / Validation
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DMIF Dynamic Multi-user Information Fusion
DN Digital Numbers
DSB Defense Science Board
DTAP Defense Technology Area Plan
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data
DTO Defense Technology Objective
EOCAP Earth Observing Commercial Applications
EOS Earth Observation System
FAR False Alarm Rate
FPA Focal Plane Array
FTHSI Fourier Transform Hyperspectral Imager
FTS Fourier Transform Spectrometer
FYDP Future Year Defense Program
GIFOV Ground Instantaneous Field Of View
GIS Geographical Information System
GSD Ground Sample Distance
HgCdTe Mercury, Cadmium, Telluride (MCT, LWIR, MWIR, SWIR FPA)
HIRIS Hyperspectral InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer
HIRIS High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
HITRAN High-resolution Transmission
HRST Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Technology
HSI Hyperspectral Imaging
HYDICE Hyperspectral Digital Imagery Collection Experiment
HYMSMO Hyperspectral MASINT Support to Military Operations
HYSTAR Hyperspectral/Imaging for Surveillance and Targeting
ID Identification
IEW&S Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, & Sensors
IFOV Instantaneous Field Of View
IFTS Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
IMINT Imagery Intelligence
IMS Intelligent Missile Seeker
InGaAs Indium, Gallium, Arsenide (SWIR FPA)
InSb Indium Antimonide (MWIR, SWIR FPA)
ISAC Inscene Atmospheric Compensation
ISR Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
JEFX Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment
LAMD Lightweight Airborne Minefield Detection System
LandSat Land Resources Satellite
Lowtran Low-resolution atmospheric Transmission
LWIR Longwave InfraRed
MAS MODIS Airborne Simulator
MASINT Measurements and Signature Intelligence
MCM Mine Countermeasure
MCT Mercury, Cadmium, Telluride
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MEMS Micro Electro Manufacturing
MISR Multi-Angle Imaging Spectroradiometer
MIVIS Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Spectrometer
MODIS Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Modtran Moderate-resolution Atmospheric Transmission
MOPTITT Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere
MPR Monocular Passive Ranging
MSI Multispectral Imaging
MSS Multispectral Scanner
MTI Multispectral Thermal Imager
MTI Moving Target Indicator
MURI Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
MWIR Midwave InfraRed
NAIC National Air Intelligence Center
NEMO Naval Earth Map Observer
NESR Noise Equivalent Spectral Radiance
NIIRS National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale
NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIMS Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
NIR Near IR
NN20 Nuclear Nonproliferation. Office of Nonproliferation Research and Engineering (DoE)
NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPS Naval Postgraduate School
NRL Naval research Laboratory
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NVESD Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate
NVIS Night Vision Imaging Spectrometer
OKSI Opto-Knowlede Systems, Inc.
ONR Office of Naval Research
ODDR&E  Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering
ORASIS Optical Real-Time Adaptive Spectral Identification System
PbS Lead Sulfide (SWIR FPA)
PbSe Lead Selenide (SWIR/MWIR FPA)
PCA Principal Component Analysis
PCT Principal Component Transformation
PD Probability of Detection
PE Program Element
PHILLS Portable Hyperspectral Imager for Low Light Spectroscopy
PtSi Platinum Silicide (LWIR FPA)
RDDS Research & Development Descriptive Summaries
RDT&EResearch, Development, Test and Evaluation
RISTAReconnaissance, Intelligence, Surveillance, & Target Acquisition
ROC Receiver Operating Characteristics
ROIC Read Out Integrated Circuit
S&T Science and Technology
SAM Spectral Angle Mapper
SAMRSS Shafter Airborne MultiSpectral Sensor
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SBIRS Space Based Infrared System
SeaWiFSSea-Viewing-Wide-Field-of-View Sensor
SEBASS Spatially Enhanced Broadband Array Spectrograph System
SERDP Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program
SHARP SEBASS High Altitude Research Project
Si Silicon (VNIR FPA)
Si:As Arsenic doped Silicon, extrinsic Silicon (LWIR FPA)
SISEX Shuttle Imaging Spectrometer Experiment
SITAC Spectral Information Technology Application Center
SMDC Space & Missile Defense Command
SMF Spectral Match Filter
SMIFTS Spatially Modulated Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
SMO Support for Military Operations
SPOT Systeme Probatoire d'Observation de la Terra
STDC Space Technology Development Corporation
SWIR Short Wave InfraRed
T/ES Temperature Emissivity Separation
TEC [Army] Topographic Engineering Center
TENCAP Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities
TERCAT Terrain Categorization
TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
TES Thermal Emission Spectrometer
TIMS Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner
TIR Thermal IR
TIRIS Thermal IR Imaging Spectrometer
TM Thematic Mapper
TPED Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination
TRIPS Tactical Real-time Image Processing Spectrograph
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
USI Ultraspectral Imaging
USG US Government
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
VIMS Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
VNIR Visible and Near InfraRed
WF War Fighter
WIS Wedge Imaging Spectrometer
WMD Weapon of Mass Destruction

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