Typical uses for hyperspectral sensing from aircraft include precision agriculture, oil and gas exploration, forestry management, and environmental monitoring.
The core element comprises Headwall's Micro-Hyper spec hyperspectral sensor, which is based on the company's patented aberration-corrected sensor design. Aberration-corrected diffractive optics enables the sensor to achieve performance, high signal-to-noise characteristics, wide field-of-view, and high spatial and spectral resolution, company officials say.
Headwall engineers designed the hyperspectral airborne configuration to optimize configuration size, weight, and power (SWaP). Elements include a GPS unit, a compact, lightweight Hyper spec data processing unit, and airborne-specific hyperspectral software providing image acquisition, sensor control, and synchronization for flight-plan efficiency.
Every element is optimized for airborne use, in platforms ranging from small, hand-launched UAVs to fixed-wing aircraft and multi-rotor airframes.
For more information contact Headwall Photonics online at www.headwallphotonics.com.
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