Airborne Infrared Spectroradiometer

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22572
Amount: $69,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Daedalus Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 1869, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randall W. Zywicki
 (313) 769-5649
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The proposed work investigates the feasibility of designing and building a high resolution spectroradiometer and integrating it with the NASA-owned Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS). A limiting factor in the analysis of airborne multispectral thermal infrared imagery, such as from TIMS, is the effects of the atmosphere (between the sensor and scene) on the data. Through a combination of atmospheric attenuation, re-emission, scattering and sky reflectance the purity of the spectra collected by such sensors is degraded. One approach to correcting these factors is to fly a high resolution (1-4 wavenumber) spectroradiometer along with TIMS. If the data from the two systems are co-registered, then these atmospheric effects can be partly or wholly characterized and then corrected.

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