7 May 2012 Multispectral and hyperspectral measurements of soldier's camouflage equipment
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In today's electro-optic warfare era, it is more than vital for one nation's defense to possess the most advanced measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) capabilities. This is critical to gain a strategic advantage in the planning of the military operations and deployments. The thermal infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum is a key region that is exploited for infrared reconnaissance and surveillance missions. The Military University of Technology has conducted an intensive measurement campaign of various soldier's camouflage devices in the scope of building a database of infrared signatures. One of today's key technologies required to perform signature measurements has become infrared hyperspectral and broadband/multispectral imaging sensors. The Telops Hyper-Cam LW product represents a unique commercial offering with outstanding performances and versatility for the collection of hyperspectral infrared images. The Hyper-Cam allows for the infrared imagery of a target (320 × 256 pixels) at a very high spectral resolution (down to 0.25 cm-1). Moreover, the Military University of Technology has made use of a suite of scientific grade commercial infrared cameras to further measure and assess the targets from a broadband/multispectral perspective. The experiment concept and measurement results are presented in this paper.
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Mariusz Kastek, Mariusz Kastek, Tadeusz Piątkowski, Tadeusz Piątkowski, Rafal Dulski, Rafal Dulski, Martin Chamberland, Martin Chamberland, Philippe Lagueux, Philippe Lagueux, Vincent Farley, Vincent Farley, "Multispectral and hyperspectral measurements of soldier's camouflage equipment", Proc. SPIE 8382, Active and Passive Signatures III, 83820K (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918393; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918393
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