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Hyperspectral Imaging Systems & Spectroscopy Components for Fast, Actionable Results

Discover how our products empower researchers, manufacturers & processors, and instrument makers to solve problems, and accelerate progress. 

Illustation of hyperspectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging systems & spectroscopy components for fast, actionable results

Discover how our products empower researchers, engineers, and instrument makers to solve problems, and accelerate progress. 

Illustation of hyperspectral Imaging

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Headwall hyperspectral imaging sensors, systems, and turnkey packages can be found in the field, on UAVs & manned aircraft, and even in space! 

Headwall’s new MV-series of hyperspectral sensors, imaging systems, and scanning packages are compact, rugged, and capable of real-time operation.

Headwall’s OEM diffraction gratings, spectrographs, and spectrometers maximize performance for detection & analysis in your instrument.

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Headwall offers airborne systems, benchtop laboratory systems, machine vision systems, and OEM optical components and assemblies for a variety of applications.

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Hyperspectral Imaging Explained

Hyperspectral imaging is a technique that acquires and analyzes a portion of the spectrum of light (often a broader portion than our human eyes can see) in very fine detail instead of simply assigning light into a small number of bins at each pixel. This enables detection of otherwise visually indistinguishable substances because the unique spectral “signature” of a individual object can be detected and separated from the rest of the image.

Humans see color as combinations of red, green, and blue in a very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The addition of bands represent a multispectral example, where more than three areas of the spectrum are captured and analyzed. The cells in our retinae are sensitive to three colors: red, green, and blue. And combinations of these three colors allow us to see subtle shades of orange, purple, turquoise, and more. However, we cannot distinguish the difference between, say, a pure yellow color and a mixture of red and green colors. Hyperspectral imaging can.

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