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Airborne Detection of Disturbed Soil Using Electro-Optic (EO), Hyperspectral,…

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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HyPerspectives, Inc.
2048 Analysis Drive Suite C Bozeman, MT 59718 6829
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Airborne Detection of Disturbed Soil Using Electro-Optic (EO), Hyperspectral, Infrared (IR), and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-03-C-0035
Award Amount: $69,992.00


"Recent advances in remote sensing technologies through the availability of more sensitive instruments, and improvements in geo-location technologies and analysis software have resulted in significant strides in the successful application of high resolutionremote sensing to feature identification such as soil disturbances. These strides have been achieved by field-oriented remote sensing experts, including researchers from HyPerspectives, who have demonstrated the capability to (1) precisely identify smalldiscrete landscape features over large spatial areas and (2) detect changes in those features, both necessary requirements for accurate and precise soil disturbance detection. Hyperspectral sensors excel in discriminating subtle changes in landscapeconditions. The second active technology is synthetic aperture radar (SAR) capable of measuring return rates from a host of different wavelengths. The weaknesses of SAR data are the strengths of hyperspectral imagery and analysis. Using enhancedhigh-resolution spectral analysis, and innovative spatial analysis; the two technologies can be combined to precisely discriminate small area landscape disturbances. The proposed project recognizes the complimentary strengths of hyperspectral and SARimagery. The project identifies, tests fusion algorithms and demonstrates a new set of tools to more precisely identify soil disturbances at the pixel and sub-pixel level. The commercial use of hi

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Marcus
Director Science

Business Contact:

Ron Cooper
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hyperspectives, Remote Environ Measurement Serv
910 Technology Blvd. Suite A, P. O. Box 1563 Bozeman, MT 59771

EIN/Tax ID: 810542767
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No