Accession Number : ADA338944

Title :   The Design of the Naval Postgraduate School's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (NUVIS)

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : MacMannis, Andrew R.

PDF Url : ADA338944

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Hyperspectral imaging spectrometers are remote sensing instruments capable of producing an image cube comprised of a two-dimensional scene and the corresponding spectra of each scene element. Remote sensing is growing in civilian applications and support of military operations. Civilian applications vary from plant species identification, stress measurement, leaf water content and canopy chemistry to geological identification and mapping. Military applications include target identification and classification, bomb damage assessment, terrain or area utilization and rocket plume identification. This thesis describes the fabrication and alignment of the NPS Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (NUVIS). NUVIS is a hyperspectral imaging spectrometer designed to investigate the added value of the ultraviolet region of the spectrum. The spectrometer is comprised of a telescope assembly using an off-axis parabolic mirror, a slit, a flat field imaging diffraction grating and a camera assembly. This is the first part of a continuing project to build, test and use this sensor for support of military operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETERS, THESES, REMOTE DETECTORS, INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE