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Real-time sensor mapping display for airborne imaging sensor test with the adaptive infrared imaging spectroradiometer (AIRIS)
Author(s): Megan M. Burton; William E. Cruger; Christopher Gittins; Harry Kindle; Timothy P. Ricks
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Paper Abstract

Captive flight testing (CFT) of sensors and seekers requires accurate data collection and display for sensor performance evaluation. The U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Center (RTTC), in support of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), has developed a data collection suite to facilitate airborne test of hyperspectral chemical/biological sensors. The data collection suite combines global positioning system (GPS) tracking, inertial measurement unit (IMU) data, accurate timing streams, and other test scenario information. This data collection suite also contains an advanced real-time display of aircraft and sensor field-of-view information. The latest evolution of this system has been used in support of the Adaptive InfraRed Imaging Spectroradiometer (AIRIS), currently under development by Physical Sciences Incorporated for ECBC. For this test, images from the AIRIS sensor were overlaid on a digitized background of the test area, with latencies of 1 second or less. Detects of surrogate chemicals were displayed and geo-referenced. Video overlay was accurate and reliable. This software suite offers great versatility in the display of imaging sensor data; support of future tests with the AIRIS sensor are planned as the system evolves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5995, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III, 59950V (5 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630607
Show Author Affiliations
Megan M. Burton, U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)
William E. Cruger, U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)
Christopher Gittins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Harry Kindle, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Timothy P. Ricks, U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5995:
Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III
James O. Jensen; Jean-Marc Thériault, Editor(s)

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