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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2011
  • pp: 5894–5904

Experimental results from an airborne static Fourier transform imaging spectrometer

Yann Ferrec, Jean Taboury, Hervé Sauer, Pierre Chavel, Pierre Fournet, Christophe Coudrain, Joël Deschamps, and Jérôme Primot  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 30, pp. 5894-5904 (2011)

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A high étendue static Fourier transform spectral imager has been developed for airborne use. This imaging spectrometer, based on a Michelson interferometer with rooftop mirrors, is compact and robust and benefits from a high collection efficiency. Experimental airborne images were acquired in the visible domain. The processing chain to convert raw images to hyperspectral data is described, and airborne spectral images are presented. These experimental results show that the spectral resolution is close to the one expected, but also that the signal to noise ratio is limited by various phenomena (jitter, elevation fluctuations, and one parasitic image). We discuss the origin of those limitations and suggest solutions to circumvent them.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2011
Published: October 18, 2011

Yann Ferrec, Jean Taboury, Hervé Sauer, Pierre Chavel, Pierre Fournet, Christophe Coudrain, Joël Deschamps, and Jérôme Primot, "Experimental results from an airborne static Fourier transform imaging spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 50, 5894-5904 (2011)

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