25 May 2011 Small unmanned aerial system high performance payload
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A unique, hyperspectral imaging plane "on-a-chip" developed for deployment as a High Performance Payload (HPP) on a micro or small unmanned aerial vehicle is described. HPP employs nanophotonics technologies to create a focal plane array with very high fill factor fabricated using standard integrated circuit techniques. The spectral response of each pixel can be independently tuned and controlled over the entire spectral range of the camera. While the current HPP is designed to operate in the visible, the underlying physical principles of the device are applicable and potentially implementable from the UV through the long-wave infrared.
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Ricky J. Morgan, Ali A. Abtahi, Peter B. Griffin, Usha Raghuram, Frida E. Strömqvist Vetelino, Francisco Tejada, "Small unmanned aerial system high performance payload", Proc. SPIE 8020, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VIII, 802003 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.882425; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.882425


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