Every ecological disaster leaves a spectral fingerprint…immediately and years after. The beauty of hyperspectral imaging is that certain spectral signatures can be catalogued and used to detect the presence of other, less visible problems before they turn into larger ones.
While hyperspectral sensors placed aboard aircraft can effectively target the presence of potential problem areas, they can also help mitigate the effects of existing disasters. Flying over oil spills, hazardous materials, or lava flows can yield a tremendous amount of useful hyperspectral data. Because Headwall is taking a pioneering role in developing complete airborne solutions that orthorectify the imagery, the land area can be covered repeatedly and precisely to determine trends and effects over time.
Headwall's aberration-corrected hyperspectral imagers for high-altitude disaster monitoring include: