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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2002
  • pp: 210–221

Ocean PHILLS hyperspectral imager: design, characterization, and calibration

Curtiss O. Davis, Jeffrey Bowles, Robert A. Leathers, Dan Korwan, T. Valerie Downes, William A. Snyder, W. Joe Rhea, Wei Chen, John Fisher, W. Paul Bissett, and Robert Alan Reisse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 210-221 (2002)

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The Ocean Portable Hyperspectral Imager for Low-Light Spectroscopy (Ocean PHILLS) is a hyperspectral imager specifically designed for imaging the coastal ocean. It uses a thinned, backside-illuminated CCD for high sensitivity and an all-reflective spectrograph with a convex grating in an Offner configuration to produce a nearly distortion-free image. The sensor, which was constructed entirely from commercially available components, has been successfully deployed during several oceanographic experiments in 1999–2001. Here we describe the instrument design and present the results of laboratory characterization and calibration. We also present examples of remote-sensing reflectance data obtained from the LEO-15 site in New Jersey that agrees well with ground-truth measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2002
Published: February 25, 2002

Curtiss Davis, Jeffrey Bowles, Robert Leathers, Daniel Korwan, T. Valerie Downes, William Snyder, W. Rhea, Wei Chen, John Fisher, Paul Bissett, and Robert Alan Reisse, "Ocean PHILLS hyperspectral imager: design, characterization, and calibration," Opt. Express 10, 210-221 (2002)

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