Flight Video Recording and Transmission System
Not Available A program to demonstrate the feasibility of a single multi-hyperspectral infrared sensor capable of both missile threat warning and subpixel ground target detection is proposed. The effort will first identify candidate spectral bands/subbands for both missile threat warning and subpixel ground target detection applications. From these results, clutter rejection and subpixel target detection algorithms shall be defined. The best candidate algorithms will be further developed to enhance their performance for use as embedded algorithms in SOC's real-time hyperspectral imaging and multispectral data processor. Based upon the warning and reconnaissance sensor requirements, SOC will conduct a preliminary design of the Threat Warning and Reconnaissance Sensor (TWARS) which will include a common TWARS sensor or sensor modules plus the real-time HIS/multispectral data processor. The processor to be delivered as a Phase I option effort is a currently available real-time HIS processor developed by Surface Optics Corporation over the last seven years. The 1/3 Gbyte /sec throughput rate of the processor will easily support three spectral imaging sensor modules and can be readily expanded to process additional HIS/multispectral sensors at increased data rates. By building on Spectral Sciences, Inc. and Analytical imaging and Geoophysics decades of experience in spectra bands / subbands selection and algorithms development, and SOC's seven years experience in instrument and algorithm development in the HIS field, the proposed program will produce a new TWARS system of unsurpassed capability, with varied military and commercial applications.
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