Hyperspectral Imaging Analysis
We are pursing HSI techniques to analyze the reflected light from marine animals such as cuttlefish and flounder. HSI provides a wealth of spectral information that is lost by most electronic and visual systems of most animals and electronic cameras through the averaging of the spectra into several wide bands (trichromacy). Our HSI system yields 540 bands of spectral information at ~1.3 nm resolution for every pixel of an image.
Hyperspectral imagery has been primarily used for overhead imagery analysis of large scale environmental features such as mineral deposits, ocean dynamics, and vegetation species identification (USGS example).