HyperCore™ Data Acquisition System for UAVs


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Synthesizing data streams is a crucial aspect of remote sensing. Integrating the necessary hardware and software to produce precise data fusion is an area of expertise for Headwall. As the popularity of small and lightweight UAVs flourishes and as the need for complementary instruments increases, Headwall understands that data-management tools delivering differentiated solutions for customers are a must.


To meet this rapidly emerging trend, Headwall has introduced a very small and light data-acquisition system that connects not only multiple hyperspectral sensors, but other airborne instruments as well. HyperCore™ represents Headwall's innovation in spectral sensing because it is an industry-first. It is the first UAV-specific data system that interconnects instruments most used for remote sensing activities. HyperCore™ connects GPS/IMU, LiDAR, RGB, FODIS, and thermal instruments along with hyperspectral in a package about the size and weight of a Rubik's Cube.

Connections include two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a multi-purpose I/O port, and a base CameraLink connection. Power draw is 9.6 watts idle, 13.2 watts maximum.

HyperCore™ uses powerful modularized versions of Headwall's Hyperspec III software configured into the system based on the various instruments users wish to interconnect.

Key HyperCore™ specifications:

  • Data Storage: 470GB

  • Voltage: 10.5 - 32 DC

  • Size: 3.5" x 3" x 2.8" (90mm x 76mm x 70mm)

  • Weight 1.3 lb. (0.6 kg)

  • Operating Temperature 0ºC to 50ºC

  • Connections: (2) Ethernet; (1) multi-purpose; (1) base CameraLink