Spectral imaging for defense applications is a function of high resolution (both spatial and spectral), high signal-to-noise, low stray light, and a wide field of view. Headwall's Hyperspec® imaging sensors deliver on all four thanks to its focus on producing custom diffractive optics, which no other spectral imaging manufacturer has. Common spectral ranges for Hyperspec sensors include UV-VIS up to SWIR.
Headwall has been active in working with many federal agencies, prime contractors, and system integrators to design, manufacture, and deploy advanced, high performance spectral imaging sensors. These include Micro-Hyperspec, available in versions covering the VNIR, NIR, Extended VNIR and SWIR spectral ranges. Also available is the popular Nano-Hyperspec, which covers the VNIR spectral range and includes 500GB of solid state storage within the package. For users who need coverage from 400-2500nm, Headwall's co-aligned VNIR+SWIR sensor is small and light enough for small. commercial UAVs.
With successful experience working with such organizations as NASA, Naval Research Labs, and US Army NVESD, Headwall has developed spectral solutions specifically designed for imaging in harsh environments. These military/defense departments and civilian agencies have deployed products ranging from customized holographic gratings with requirements for high environmental stability and small form factors to very sophisticated hyperspectral imaging solutions based on Headwall's patented, aberration-corrected platform.
Headwall Photonics has a Trading Partner Profile (TPP) listed In the Defense Logistics Agency's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Our commercial and government entity (CAGE) code is 3G2V7.Headwall is also an active participant in the Federal government's SBIR/STTR programs for DoD and Homeland Security project opportunities as well as the Electro-Optics Alliance, a national resource center partnering with the government.