Using Hyperspec III, Headwall's powerful spectral imaging application software, HyperCore serves as the central connection point for remote-sensing instruments such as multiple hyperspectral sensors, LiDAR, thermal cameras, RGB instruments, GPS/IMU units, and many more.
The small size and weight of combined with its powerful data processing and high capacity storage connections offers a processing platform for fusing hyperspectral sensing data with many other sensor payloads on the aircraft.
Designed for harsh airborne environments and only the size and weight of a Rubik's Cube, HyperCore stores 500 gigabytes of incoming airborne data and features two Gigabit Ethernet connections -- one base CameraLink connection, and a multi-purpose I/O port -- to handle GPS/INS, sensor commands, and similar tasks.
"The convergence of small UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and the need for different but complementary instruments such as LiDAR, GPS, thermal, and others led us to develop a single point of fusion for the data streams from each instrument," explains Headwall CEO David Bannon.
The product weighs 1.4 pounds, measures 3.5 by 3 by 3 inches, and draws 12 Watts of power. It is designed to work with Headwall's Hyperspec family of sensors, plus a wide range of instruments from third-party vendors.
For more information contact Headwall Photonics online at www.headwallphotonics.com.