- Littoral Airborne Sensor/Hyperspectral
The Littoral Airborne Sensor/Hyperspectral (LASH) imaging system developed by the
United States Navycombines optical imaging hardware, navigation and stabilization, and advanced image processing and algorithms to provide real-time submarine target detection,classification, and identification in littoralwaters. Operating in visible and near infrared spectrum(390 to 710 nm), LASH collects hyperspectral imagery using many spectral channels ( colors) to exploit subtle color features associated with targets of interest. Developed as a pod-mounted system, LASH can be operated from a P-3C Orion, SH-60B Seahawk, or other platforms in support of anti- submarinewarfare, mine detection, passive bathymetry, near-shore mapping, and land-based detection, discrimination and targeting.
* summary description taken from [http://www0.dtic.mil/descriptivesum/Y2001/Navy/0603238N.pdf an unclassified budget justification sheet] and [https://peoiewswebinfo.monmouth.army.mil/portal_sites/IEWS_Public/rus/sensorcat/PDF/lash-sti.pdf a vendor's description published by the USN] , both in the public domain]
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