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Agile interrogation hyperspectral imager and method of using same

A scene is imaged onto a spatial light modulator. The scene is captured by collecting a pan-chromatic image using a pan-chromatic camera. An object in the scene is detected based on one of physical motion or hyperspectral detection. A spectral measurement of the scene is performed using a hyperspectral image spectrometer. A current position, a current positional velocity, and a current positional acceleration of the object is tracked. An estimated position, an estimated positional velocity, and an estimated positional acceleration of the object for a future time is estimated. A current spectrum, a current effective spectral velocity, and a current effective spectral acceleration of the object is tracked. An estimated spectrum, an estimated effective spectral velocity, and an estimated effective spectral acceleration of the object for a future time are estimated. An orientation of the spatial light modulator is controlled based on at least one of the estimated position, the estimated positional velocity, the estimated positional acceleration, the current spectrum, the current effective spectral velocity, and the current effective spectral acceleration of the object. Optionally, the spatial light modulator is a digital micromirror device.
Inventors: 

Jonathan Neumann

Patent Number: 
US8810650
Patent Issue Date: 
September 19, 2014
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