John Kerekes


As an aid to the requirements analysis of future spaceborne hyperspectral imaging systems, an example study ispresented which uses an analytical performance prediction model to study application performance as a function of system parameters. In particular, the Forecasting and Analysis of Spectroradiometric System Performance (FASSP) model is used to refine requirements for spatial resolution, spectral resolution, and aperture size in an unresolved road detection application. Results show roads as small as 5 meters could be detected with a system having 5 meter ground resolution, 10 nm spectral resolution, and a 0.25 meter aperture operating from 450 km altitude.

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Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2006 "Model-based exploration of HSI spaceborne sensor requirements with application performance as the metric", Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARRS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Held at Colorado Convention Center: Denver, Colorado 31 July-4 August, 2006. ©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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