An airborne pushbroom hyperspectral imager (APHI) with wide field (42 deg. field of view) is presented. It is composed of two 22 deg. field of view (FOV) imagers and can provide 1304 pixels in spatial dimension, 124 bands in spectral dimension in one frame. APHI has a bandwidth ranging from 400 to 900 nm. The spectral resolution is 5 nm and the spatial resolution is 0.6 m at 1000-m height. The implementation of this system is helpful to overcome the restriction of FOV in pushbroom hyperspectral imaging in a more feasible way. The electronic and optical designs are also introduced in detail.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
Peixin Hu, Qimin Lu, Rong Shu, and Jianyu Wang, "An airborne pushbroom hyperspectral imager with wide field of view," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 689-691 (2005)