Hyperspectral sensor for security surveillance from UAVs and satellites offered by imec

HEVERLEE, Belgium, 23 Feb. 2016. IMEC in Heverlee, Belgium, is introducing a hyperspectral sensor and camera that covers the spectra from visible light to near infrared for remote sensing applications using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites.

Feb 23rd, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

HEVERLEE, Belgium, 23 Feb. 2016. IMEC in Heverlee, Belgium, is introducing a hyperspectral sensor and camera that covers the spectra from visible light to near infrared for remote sensing applications using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites.

The line-scan VNIR (visible to near-infrared) electro-optical sensor and snapshot mosaic VNIR camera feature more than 140 bands in the 470-to-900-nanometer range. Its small form factor is the result of extreme integration of the hyperspectral filter onto the CMOS sensor, company officials say.

Imec’s 450-875-nanometer snapshot dual-sensor camera targets applications where dynamic effects are imaged: especially security surveillance, medical, and machine vision.

By integrating, within one unified dual-sensor camera architecture, a 16-bands 4x4 mosaic sensor covering the 450-600-nanometer range together with a 25-bands 5x5 mosaic sensor covering the 600-875-nanometer range, imec realized a solution that covers a broad spectral range from visible to near-infrared while maintaining high spatial and spectral resolution tradeoffs.

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For more information contact imec online at www.imec.be.

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