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Ross Nakatsuji

Headwall's Marketing Communications Manager

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Hyperspec III incremental release, version 3.1.4

Headwall today released the latest version, 3.1.4, of its powerful HyperSpec® III software program which ships with hyperspectral imaging systems for acquisition, display, and generating datacubes. Airborne systems benefit from GPS data integration and orthorectification. The new version adds the option to add GPS time to point clouds generated by LiDAR Tools, geoid offset functionality to AgView, improvements to the user interface and workflow, and other improvements. See the Read Me file for a full list of changes.

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New Flag Flies over Headwall in Fitchburg because of Alert Young Eyes

The watchful eyes of a young girl got a flag replaced over the shared facility of Headwall and the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) offices on River Street in Fitchburg, MA.

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Happy Anniversary Claire!

"Claire" is the nickname of a mini-satellite officially named GHGSat-D that launched in June of 2016 and shortly thereafter began delivering images using its Headwall hyperspectral SWIR sensor. Claire's mission is to help industries better understand their greenhouse gas emissions, enabling them to control and ultimately reduce them. For example, Claire can help coal mine and landfill operators find significant leaks of methane, then measure those leaks to justify a business case for gas-fired electricity generation.

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Flight demo and hyperspectral seminar at Wash U in St. Louis

Headwall Mid-West Regional Sales Engineer Christopher Piper, Senior Application Scientist Will Rock, Ph.D., and Senior UAV Pilot Charles Kepler hosted a free flight demo and an exclusive presentation by Headwall at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Headwall a hit at IGARSS where Japan's Emperor & Empress Attend Opening Ceremony in Yokohama

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the opening ceremony of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2019 held at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center in Yokohama from July 28 to August 2. The symposium is considered a premier event in remote sensing and the Headwall Photonics booth was busy.

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Rembrandt’s The Night Watch Imaged with Headwall SWIR Imager

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is using Headwall's hyperspectral SWIR sensor as part of Operation Night Watch, an ambitious project launched on July 8 to utilize the most advanced scientific imaging technologies to capture multiple aspects of Rembrandt's 1642 work.

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Giving back to our community

As part of the Bolton and Fitchburg communities, we feel that it is our responsibility to be a part of the towns in which we live and work. One of our initiatives is the production and donation of hygiene kits for those less fortunate than we are. One hundred of these kits were recently created at our facility by employee volunteers and given to Our Father's Housea private, non-sectarian agency providing shelter and related services to homeless men, women and children.

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Customer in Australia Receives Grant for Hyperspectral Study of the Great Barrier Reef

Headwall customer Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Institute for Future Environments and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is using Headwall hyperspectral imaging from airborne UAVs to monitor and analyze the health of the Great Barrier Reef has received part of the $50 million AI for Earth program by Microsoft.

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Headwall featured on Show-Floor Podcast at Corrosion 2019

Listen to a podcast, featuring Headwall's own Jenna Hazelrigg, Northeast Regional Sales Engineer, recorded during the Corrosion 2019 conference and expo.

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Customers at the Top of the World

NASA's Operation Ice Bridge (OIB) images the Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system.

Douglas DC-8, GulfStream V, Lockheed Martin P-3, and de Havilland Twin Otter flights provide a multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice.

Supraglacial lake observations using thermal imaging and spectra from a Headwall Nano-Hyperspec® VNIR sensor (left). Image from NASA Operation IceBridge Overview 2018.

Headwall Co-Aligned and SWIR sensors are utilized for hyperspectral imaging. These operate in temperatures well below normal operating conditions, and Headwall support personnel sometimes provide remote troubleshooting to personnel, who may be on satellite phone in flight.

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