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Hyperspectral Image Projector for Advanced Sensor Characterization



Steven W. Brown, Joseph P. Rice, Jorge E. Neira, Bettye C. Johnson


In this work, we describe radiometric platforms able to produce realistic spectral distributions and spatial scenes for the development of application-specific metrics to quantify the performance of sensors and systems. Using these platforms, sensor and system performance may be quantified in terms of the accuracy of measurements of standardized sets of complex source distributions. The same platforms can also serve as a basis for algorithm testing and instrument comparison. The platforms consist of spectrally tunable light sources (STS s) coupled with spatially programmable projection systems. The resultant hyperspectral image projectors (HIP) can generate complex spectral distributions with high spectral fidelity; that is, scenes with realistic spectral content. Using the same fundamental technology, platforms can be developed for the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared regions. These radiometric platforms will facilitate advanced sensor characterization testing, enabling a pre-flight validation of the pre-flight calibration.
Conference Dates
August 13-17, 2006
Conference Title
SPIE Conference Proceedings


calibration, hyperspectral, imaging, radiometry, spectroradiometer


Brown, S. , Rice, J. , Neira, J. and Johnson, B. (2006), Hyperspectral Image Projector for Advanced Sensor Characterization, SPIE Conference Proceedings, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created December 4, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017