Along-track scanning using a liquid crystal compressive hyperspectral imager Academic Article uri icon


  • In various applications, such as remote sensing and quality inspection, hyperspectral (HS) imaging is performed by spatially scanning an object. In this work, we present a new compressive hyperspectral imaging method that performs along-track scanning. The method relies on the compressive sensing miniature ultra-spectral imaging (CS-MUSI) system, which uses a single liquid crystal (LC) cell for spectral encoding and provides a more efficient way of HS data acquisition, compared to classical spatial scanning based systems. The experimental results show that a compression ratio of about 1: 10 can be reached. Owing to the inherent compression, the captured data is preprepared for efficient storage and transmission.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016