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Headwall, ReSe Applications Partner For Airborne Spectral Imaging

ReSe’s Remote Sensing Software Combined with Headwall’s Hyperspec® Airborne Sensors Offers Orthorectification of Airborne Hyperspectral Data Airborne hyperspectral image

Fitchburg, MA, June 7, 2012Headwall Photonics, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments, has announced that the PARGE® remote-sensing software by ReSe Applications Schläpfer is available for Headwall's family of Hyperspec® airborne hyperspectral sensors.

In offering commercial remote sensing customers a complete airborne hyperspectral solution, Headwall is able to take advantage of ReSe’s PARGE® software that provides orthorectification and direct geocoding for airborne imagery data acquired with Headwall’s hyperspectral imaging sensors.  The PARGE® software provides a reconstruction of the scanning geometry of airborne data cubes on a pixel-by-pixel basis using the position and attitude of the airplane and can be used in conjunction with terrain elevation data.

Headwall’s Hyperspec® family of hyperspectral sensors have been deployed extensively by earth scientists around the world for commercial and civilian remote sensing applications. With a long history of leadership in the deployment of military and defense sensors, Headwall has utilized the patented, aberration-corrected reflective Hyperspec® design to offer civilian customers and researchers superb spectral and spatial imaging performance with a very wide field of view for flight swath efficiency.

“Providing a complete airborne solution comprising both sensor hardware, GPS/INS assembly, processing subsystems, and orthorectification software is a prerequisite for successful use of airborne remote sensing technology,” stated Dr. Daniel Schläpfer, owner and managing Director of ReSe Applications Schläpfer. “ReSe Applications is pleased to partner with Headwall Photonics to offer this software capability. Headwall has been a leading provider of airborne sensors going back many years to the US Navy’s Ocean PHILLS program, which was already supported by ReSe.”

According to Headwall CEO David Bannon, the company will take advantage of the ReSe remote sensing software to complement its family of Hyperspec and Micro-Hyperspec airborne imagers. “Airborne remote sensing applications represent a key strategic initiative for Headwall; the software capabilities offered by ReSe Applications are important to provide complete imagery solutions for hyperspectral data sets,” stated Bannon.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance instruments have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.  Headwall Photonics was formed as the result of a management buy-out from Agilent Technologies.

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen, Headwall Photonics, Inc.     

Tel: +1 978-353-4051        


About ReSe Applications Schläpfer

ReSe Applications Schläpfer is a small Swiss company focused on remote sensing data processing and imaging spectroscopy research. It was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from the Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL) of the University of Zurich. The major activities are the development and distribution of dedicated software for geometric and atmospheric preprocessing of optical remote sensing data. The PARGE® orthorectification software is one of ReSe's ground breaking development for airborne optical scanner systems. Furthermore, the company successfully advanced the development and operationalization of the original ATCOR atmospheric and topographic correction software in close collaboration with its inventor. This allows ReSE to offer leading geometric and radiometric correction software for both satellite and airborne remote sensing.

For information contact:

Dr. Daniel Schläpfer, ReSe Applications Schläpfer

Tel.: +41 71 911 46 14

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