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Hyperspectral imaging can offer great benefits to the agricultural industry in fields and processing plants. New technology has made equipment lighter, easier to use, and less expensive.
Aerial hyperspectral imaging is an important tool with many applications but has been cumbersome and expensive to use. New technology changes all that.
The Breeze™ palm spectrometer operates over 400 – 1700 nm wavelengths with the simple press of a button for qualitative and quantitative analysis on a variety of materials. The instrument features proprietary miniaturized optics, high efficiency, and maximum sensitivity with ultra-fast data acquisition, delivering the first handheld smart device with laboratory performance. Materials that may be analyzed include plastics, illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, explosives, biological warfare agents, medicine, food, and more.
The GoldenEye™ camera is the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications, including machine vision, fluorescence imaging, biomedical, and medical diagnostics.
This article explores the use of a SnapShot imager in fluorescence imaging via microscope for the very first time. The imager is both compact and attachable via C-mount to any commercially available light microscope.
Traditionally, hyperspectral imaging systems or cameras have been bulky, heavy, and costly. However, recent technological advances are changing that and opening the door to new opportunities in hyperspectral imaging.
The hyperspectral imager comes with challenges, not the least of which is choosing the right one to use for any given application. That decision depends in part on the user’s requirements, the wavelength range in which the imager will be used, and the intended application.
BaySpec’s family of OCI hyperspectral imagers are designed to address the image quality and ease-of-use issues in legacy hyperspectral imaging systems. These cameras feature the smallest sizes and lightest weights of their class.
Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming the human eye's limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmnanned aerial vehicles.
BaySpec is capable of manufacturing and designing a vast array of gratings, OEM spectrometers, and imaging spectrographs for a range of desired specifications. Other components and devices available from BaySpec include light sources, detectors, cameras, and other high-performance customized solutions.
BaySpec was established when founder William Yang designed and built a grating-based wavelength-division multiplexer-demultiplexer for Bell Laboratories. Many years later, the company’s main priority is still in optical telecommunications, but they have also expanded into the spectroscopy field. This article discusses BaySpec’s business model designed to provide sustainable growth within their diverse markets.
Near infrared measurements (700-2500 nm) usually are made in transmission and reflection, used to probe the molecular structure and composition of materials. NIR is preferred over mid-infrared when measurements need to be made at a distance, or with little or no sample preparation.
At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.
Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.