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Special Issue "Analysis of Multispectral and Hyperspectral Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging; bio-optical oceanography
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These Special Issues concern multispectral and hyperspectral imaging. Both approaches measure the wavelength dependence of the light captured by a sensor, but the nature of the instrument, and sometimes the processing approach, are different. Such work has quantified the idea of using “color” to gather information regarding the environment around us. The human eye allows for the use of color for many things—from determining fruit ripeness, to picking out Mars in the night sky. It has been about 350 years since Newton performed his experiments with prisms, heralding the start of optical spectroscopy; however, the roughly 45 years since the launch of LandSat has seen an enormous explosion in the ability of spectral imaging to impact many diverse fields. Technological advancements in several areas (spectrometers, computer processing, GPS/INS) have reduced the cost and increased the capability of using such data. Now, multispectral and hyperspectral instruments orbit the Earth and other planets, are used in factories and medical facilities, and have both military and forensic uses. Here, we limit our area of interest to the wavelength range of 200–14,000 nm.
As the field is so large, there will be two Special Issues—Part I: “Addresses the Extraction of Information from Data”, and Part II: “Instruments Themselves plus any Supporting Instrumentation or Methods”.
The first one, “Analysis of Multispectral and Hyperspectral Data” will cover all work that addresses the extraction of information from the data. Instruments that measure a single optical spectrum or ones that measure tens of thousands of spectra are included. Subjects include, but are not limited to, target detection, retrieval of environmental information, industrial and medical uses. Essentially, this includes all processes used once the data is, as necessary, calibrated and geolocated, or otherwise prepared.
The second issue can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/Multispectral_Hyperspectral_Instrumentation.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Bowles
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