As a company that designs and manufactures the core optical components of our hyperspectral imaging systems, Headwall can also create application-specific sensors. These sensors can be optimized from the ground up to address the requirements of groups of customers who have a specific need. Our Solar-Induced Fluorescence imaging sensor was developed with input by domain experts, ultimately meeting or exceeding its design goals and winning the prestigious OSA Team Engineering Excellence Award.
Remote sensing of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) is rapidly advancing as a technique in agricultural and environmental science, although it is founded upon decades of research, applications, and sensor developments in active and passive sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence. The extremely weak yet distinct SIF signal can be assessed remotely using a very high-resolution spectral sensor in tandem with state-of-the-art algorithms to distinguish the emission from reflected and/or scattered ambient light.
Headwall designed and created a sensor with sub-nm spectral resolution, high spatial resolution, and the optimal wavelength range to not only detect but to image the SIF signal. Not only that, but to allow reliable operation onboard a manned aircraft. What could we do for your needs?