Spectral lab with two laboratory spectro-radiometers and several field spectrometers
Laboratory goniometer and ground laser
Our spectral laboratory includes two Perkin-Elmer laboratory spectro-radiometers one for the reflected (VNIR-SWIR) and one for the thermal (FTIR) domain. We also operate several field spectrometers; three ASD-F-Spec, two GER 1500 VNIR, and a PIMA for the SWIR. Furthermore, we built and use a Lab.-Goniometer and conduct measurements with a ground laser and -radar. The Hightran code and ATCOR are used for atmospheric- and illumination modeling. A structural whole-plant simulator for three-dimensional plant modeling and a ray tracing software supports simulation studies on BRDF issues. Commercial software used, involves ERDAS, ENVI (IDL), and ARC-INFO for image processing, spectral data processing and GIS applications. Additionally, numerous in-house algorithms and programs, necessary for the solution of specific tasks, are developed, such as a specific ‘end-to-end’ simulator for the design and simulation of hyperspectral sensor systems.