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Headwall Photonics’ Hyperspec Selected for Airborne Apps

Photonics.com
May 2012
FITCHBURG, Mass., May 9, 2012 — Headwall Photonics announced that its Hyperspec short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors were selected for airborne applications after the successful completion of rigorous performance testing at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

Hyperspectral imaging allows the identification of objects within the sensor’s field of view based on the target’s chemical “fingerprint” or spectral signature.

Based on a patented sensor design, Headwall’s Hyperspec sensors are designed specifically for high spectral and spatial imaging in harsh operating environments such as those required for airborne missions. The sensors were optimized for high signal-to-noise performance and light-weighted for airborne deployment.

“We are excited that NRL selected the high-efficiency Hyperspec platform for their airborne program,” said CEO David Bannon. “Our hyperspectral sensor platform has played a key role at NRL for quite a few years now — ranging from the deployment of the NRL Ocean PHILLS sensor to the Navy’s Project Warhorse to more recent deployments.”

For more information, visit: www.headwallphotonics.com  



GLOSSARY
hyperspectral imaging
Methods for identifying and mapping materials through spectroscopic remote sensing. Also called imaging spectroscopy; ultraspectral imaging.
photonics
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