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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: C45–C53

Video rate nine-band multispectral short-wave infrared sensor

Mary R. Kutteruf, Michael K. Yetzbacher, Michael J. DePrenger, Kyle M. Novak, Corey A. Miller, Trijntje Valerie Downes, and Andrey V. Kanaev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 13, pp. C45-C53 (2014)

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Short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging sensors are increasingly being used in surveillance and reconnaissance systems due to the reduced scatter in haze and the spectral response of materials over this wavelength range. Typically SWIR images have been provided either as full motion video from framing panchromatic systems or as spectral data cubes from line-scanning hyperspectral or multispectral systems. Here, we describe and characterize a system that bridges this divide, providing nine-band spectral images at 30 Hz. The system integrates a custom array of filters onto a commercial SWIR InGaAs array. We measure the filter placement and spectral response. We demonstrate a simple simulation technique to facilitate optimization of band selection for future sensors.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2014
Published: April 18, 2014

Mary R. Kutteruf, Michael K. Yetzbacher, Michael J. DePrenger, Kyle M. Novak, Corey A. Miller, Trijntje Valerie Downes, and Andrey V. Kanaev, "Video rate nine-band multispectral short-wave infrared sensor," Appl. Opt. 53, C45-C53 (2014)

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