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Ross Nakatsuji

Headwall's Marketing Communications Manager

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Making things brighter and warmer during the holiday for those in need

Every year Headwall partners with Our Father's House, a private non-sectarian agency providing shelter and related services to homeless men, women and children, to provide gifts for children in shelters, as well as to produce and donate personal-care kits to those in need.

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NASA airborne G-LiHT aircraft enabled by Headwall hyperspectral imaging shows Hurricane Maria hit harder than Irma

A recent article by EOS Earth & Space Science News describes how Puerto Rico’s mangrove forests sustained much more damage during Hurricane Maria than southern Florida’s mangrove forests did during Hurricane Irma.

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Recording of CHRSE webinar: Vegetation Encroachment on Infrastructure

Watch a recording of the first webinar by the newly formed Center for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe. Headwall and geo-konzept in Germany teamed to show how unmanned airborne vehicles carrying a hyperspectral & LiDAR payload can detect vegetation encroachment on infrastructure. This project was done in just a few days in order to deliver a talk at DJI AirWorks this year. Afterwards with more opportunity to analyze and visualize the data taken by Christoph Schimmer of geo-konzept during a flight over a DB Fahrwegdienste railway, more material was created by the author, Dr. Carson Roberts of Headwall. Watch the video [registration required] and see the questions and answers!

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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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