The Mako airborne longwave-infrared hyperspectral sensor is a whiskbroom imager operating in the 7.6-13.2 μm region with 44-nm spectral sampling and <30 mK noise-equivalent differential temperature (NEDT). It has undergone progressive development since its inaugural flights in 2010 and is capable of acquiring 112° swaths with an areal rate of 33 km2 min-1 at 2-m ground sampling distance. The sensor performance envelope allows for a number of operational modes that can be deployed against a variety of acquisition scenarios. Its suitability for environmental remote sensing applications is illustrated with reference to a number of representative case studies drawn from several years of airborne collections within the Los Angeles Basin and beyond.
David M. Tratt, Eric R. Keim, Jeffrey L. Hall, Kerry N. Buckland, Tamara L. Volquarts, Katherine M. Saad, and Patrick D. Johnson, "High areal rate longwave-infrared hyperspectral imaging for environmental remote sensing," Proc. SPIE 10639, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications X, 1063915 (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 17, 2018; Published: 8 May 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2303834.
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