The implications of the EcoSpec project outcomes on the future of hyperspectral imaging: Short-term and long-term trends

Event Sponsor: 
Integrated Imaging Initiative Seminar
Start Date: 
Feb 20 2017 - 4:00pm
Building/Room: 
Building 241/Room C-201
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Yuki Hamada
Speaker(s) Title: 
Argonne National Laboratory, EVS

We developed a novel observation tower equipped with optical sensors to autonomously collect hyperspectral reflectance measurements ranging from 350 to 2500 nm along with other optical and infrared data from land surface at a rate of approximately once every minute from dawn to dusk throughout the growing seasons. The purpose was to observe and track carbon exchange between plant and atmosphere that is invisible to the human eye. We successfully estimated plant photosynthesis and respiration by modeling temporally varying limiting factors influencing the plant functions using optical data. In this seminar, I will discuss how we designed our observation method for invisible phenomena using an optical sensor, the implications of the EcoSpec project outcomes on hyperspectral imaging, and what the possible future of hyperspectral imaging may hold.