Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)

Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)

Seeking innovations in hyperspectral instrumentation and data analysis methods, to study geophysical and atmospheric phenomena, and to advance capabilities for anomaly- and signature-based detection.

The scope of HISE continues to expand as hyperspectral measurement and detection systems proliferate. These provide unprecedented opportunities to monitor and understand our planetary system. Fusing hyperspectral observations with other sensing modalities shows great scientific potential and promises enhanced discrimination capabilities. Hyperspectral remote sensing over scales ranging from regional to global, and object/event-oriented to climatological are of interest.
All relevant passive, active, imaging, and sounding hyperspectral and related remote sensing programs, technologies, missions, field campaigns, signal processing, applications, validation approaches, basic research are welcome. Additionally, research is solicited that addresses the use of current and future measurements for providing products useful for rapid response efforts to phenomena such as downed aircraft, volcanoes, floods, changes in land cover, snow/ice cover, and treaty violations; also atmospheric events such as biomass burning, tropical storms, trace gases, and heavy aerosol events.

  • Atmospheric measurements, modeling, and compensation methods
  • Advanced detection, image segmentation, pattern recognition, and visualization algorithms
  • New spectrometer designs, flight packaging, and sensor characterization
  • Planned and deployed operational systems
  • Retrieval and inversion of hyperspectral measurements
  • Signature variability studies and laboratory to field translation methods
  • Innovative use of hyperspectral measurements in earth and planetary sciences
  • Innovative use of hyperspectral measurements in industrial and private sectors
  • Land and sea environmental applications
  • Active methods and multimodal fusion techniques
  • Remote hyperspectral mining and agricultural products
  • Material identification and quantification
James Theiler, Los Alamos National LaboratoryUnited StatesAnomalousness: How to Measure What You Can't Define, Plenary

Steven Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc.United StatesStatus of Atmospheric Effects Modeling and Compensation for Hyperspectral Imagery , Invited

Christoph Borel-Donohue, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesTemperature-Emissivity Separation Algorithms for Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometers , Invited

Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for AstrophysicsUnited StatesImplementation of Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) , Invited

Greg Kopp, University of Colorado at BoulderUnited StatesHyperspectral Radiometric Accuracy Improvements , Invited

Fred Kruse, Naval Postgraduate SchoolUnited StatesCombined analysis of visible-near infrared (VNIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging spectrometer data , Invited

Xu Liu, NASA Langley Research CenterUnited StatesAdvanced Radiative Models and Retrieval Algorithms for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data , Invited

Nathan Longbotham, DigitalGlobeUnited StatesMeasuring the Spatial and Spectral Performance of WorldView-3 , Invited

Joseph Meola, US Air Force Research LaboratoryUnited StatesExamining the Role Geometry Plays in Spectral Emissivity Retrieval , Invited

Jonathan Neumann, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited StatesMX-20SW Short Wave Infrared Stabilized Hyperspectral Imager for Oblique Viewing Geometries , Invited

Joe Predina, Logistikos Engineering LLCUnited StatesFuture JPSS Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Ground Calibration Algorithm Improvements , Invited

Alan Schaum, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited StatesInvariance Principles in Hyperspectral Detection , Invited

William Smith, University of WisconsinUnited StatesSatellite, Airborne, and Ground-based Remote Sensing , Invited

Kurtis Thome, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited StatesCalibration Demonstration System for the Reflected Solar, Invited

Stephen Tjemkes, EUMETSATGermanyThe MTG-IRS Mission , Invited

Michael Yetzbacher, Naval Research LaboratoryUnited StatesCompact Hyperspectral Sensor Development , Invited


Xianglei Huang, University of MichiganUnited States
Alan Schaum, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited States

Program Committee Members

Amit Banerjee, Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Inst. of Technology, France
David Gillis, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited States
Brian Kahn, Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States
John Kerekes, Rochester Institute of TechnologyUnited States
Fred Kruse, Naval Postgraduate SchoolUnited States
John Lee, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited States
Martin Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research CtrUnited States
Peter Pilewskie, University of Colorado at BoulderUnited States
Stanley Rotman, Ben Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
Alan Stocker, West Coast AnalyticsUnited States
L. Larrabee Strow, University of Maryland Baltimore CountyUnited States
James Theiler, Los Alamos National LaboratoryUnited States
David Tobin, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
Jun Wang, University of Nebraska LincolnUnited States
Michael Yetzbacher, Naval Research LaboratoryUnited States

Joint Poster Session

Monday, 2 March, 13:00—14:30, Lakeview Room
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.

Conference Reception

Tuesday, 3 March, 17:30—19:00, Lakeview Room
Join your fellow attendees for the conference reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full Conference attendees. Meeting attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Advancing Climate Benchmark Measurements, Henry E. Revercomb; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:00—09:45
Dr. Henry E. Revercomb (Hank), director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been engaged in using radiation measurements to study the atmospherics of the earth and other planets.  Specialties include, high spectral resolution instrumentation for atmospheric remote sensing and spectroscopy, operational temperature and water vapor sounders, climate observing systems, and net radiative flux observations of Venus and Jupiter.
Anomalousness: How to Measure What You Can't Define, James Theiler; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:45—10:30
James Theiler received a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech in 1987, and subsequently held appointments at UCSD, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute. He joined the technical staff at Los Alamos in 1994, and was named a Laboratory Fellow in 2005. His professional interests include statistical modeling, machine learning, image processing, and remote sensing.
From 1D-Fourier Transform Spectroscopy to Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in Astronomy, Jean-Pierre Maillard,  Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France
Tuesday, 3 March, 13:00—13:45
Jean-Pierre Maillard is currently director of research emeritus at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. He started his scientific career by his PhD thesis devoted to the application in astronomy  of FT spectroscopy, which was just at the beginning, in Professor Jacquinot’s lab under Pierre Connes supervision. Few years later, he was in charge of building a high-resolution infrared FTS for the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. With this instrument, in operation for almost twenty years, he obtained important results on the solar system planetary atmospheres, the atmosphere of evolved stars, on star forming molecular clouds … By coupling the CFHT-FTS to an infrared camera he built the first astronomical Imaging FTS to study the environment of the Galactic Center black hole, the envelope of planetary nebulae… He has been actively participating to several IFTS proposals, for space and ground-based telescopes, the last one being a wide-field IFTS for CFHT, ready to start observing.