10 October 2001 Three years of operation of AHI: the University of Hawaii's Airborne Hyperspectral Imager
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Abstract
The AHI sensor consists of a long-wave infrared pushbroom hyperspectral imager and a boresighted 3-color visible high resolution CCD linescan camera. The system used a background suppression system to achieve good noise characteristics (less than 1(mu) fl NESR). Work with AHI has shown the utility of the long-wave infrared a variety of applications. The AHI system has been used successfully in the detection of buried land mines using infrared absorption features of disturbed soil. Recently, the AHI has been used to examine the feasibility active and passive hyperspectral imaging under outdoor and laboratory conditions at three ranges. In addition, the AHI was flown over a coral reef ecosystem on the Hawaiian island of Molokai to study fresh water intrusion into coral reef ecosystems. Theoretical calculations have been done propose extensions to the AHI design in order to produce an instrument with a higher signal to noise ratio.
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Paul G. Lucey, Tim J. Williams, J. L. Hinrichs, Michael E. Winter, Donovan Steutel, Edwin M. Winter, "Three years of operation of AHI: the University of Hawaii's Airborne Hyperspectral Imager", Proc. SPIE 4369, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII, (10 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445281; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.445281
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Sensors

Calibration

Infrared imaging

Imaging systems

Infrared radiation

Staring arrays

Hyperspectral imaging

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