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Oppelt, Natascha; Mauser, Wolfram (September 2007): Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging spectrometer AVIS: Design, characterization and calibration. In: Sensors, Vol. 7, No. 9: pp. 1934-1953


The Airborne Visible/Infrared imaging Spectrometer AVIS is a hyperspectral imager designed for environmental monitoring purposes. The sensor, which was constructed entirely from commercially available components, has been successfully deployed during several experiments between 1999 and 2007. We describe the instrument design and present the results of laboratory characterization and calibration of the system's second generation, AVIS-2, which is currently being operated. The processing of the data is described and examples of remote sensing reflectance data are presented.