Hyperspectral Sensors

What Makes Us Stand Out

Headwall's HYPERSPEC® family of hyperspectral sensors and imaging systems are small, light, and rugged. The elegant all-concentric design uses precisely engineered master-quality holographic diffraction gratings made in our world-class cleanroom facilities to deliver outstanding signal-to-noise and spectral and spatial resolution, and a wide, aberration-corrected field of view.

Because airborne-acquired spectral data is influenced by several variables including atmospheric absorption and scattering, sensor-target-illumination geometry, sensor calibration, and image data processing procedures, Headwall offers radiometric calibration services.

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Spectral Ranges

Our sensors operate across the 250 to 2500 nm wavelength range with the MWIR available upon request.

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UV-VIS 250-500 nm

Biomedical, agricultural, and forensic applications can benefit from hyperspectral imaging in this wavelength range. Headwall offers a sensor with a uniquely ‘deep’ range down to 250 nm that may be paired with an illumination system.

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VNIR 400-1000 nm

A number of Headwall sensors are optimized for the visible to near-infrared region of the spectrum. Remote-sensing and industrial applications benefit from rugged and notably small, compact, and lightweight systems such as the Nano-Hyperspec and the award-winning MV.X, first introduced in the VNIR range.

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Ext-VNIR 600-1700 nm

Extending the VNIR range to 1700 nm allows hyperspectral imaging for applications in remote sensing, industrial inspection, and chemical detection that need a longer reach into the near-infrared region while retaining some visible-wavelength capability.

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NIR 900-1700 nm

Our Near-Infrared (NIR) wavelength range sensors are well-known for their outstanding performance for food-safety, material-sorting, chemical and pharmaceutical applications, and manufacturing inspection uses.

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SWIR 900-2500 nm

We make both dedicated SWIR sensors for industrial inspection and grading, remote-sensing, and defense-security applications, as well as the popular Co-Aligned VNIR-SWIR sensor with industry-leading small size, light weight, and low power consumption for remote-sensing.

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Data Acquisition Systems

Headwall can supply a data-acquisition system that provides the best fit for your chosen sensor. Our HyperCore provides Base CameraLink and Gigabit Ethernet and 470 GB solid-state storage in a rugged enclosure the size of a couple of packs of playing cards. Our High-Capacity Hyperspectral Data Processing Unit (HDPU) supports the full CameraLink (80-bit) interface, Gigabit Ethernet, full computer ports, and hot-swappable drives for large-data applications.

HyperCore Datasheet » HDPU Standard and Compact » HDPU High-Capacity »
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