High Spatial Resolution SNAPSHOT

The snapshot hyperspectral imager designed specifically for use on unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAV/UAS), or remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Packed with a high-performance, miniature single-board-computer, they acquire full VIS-NIR hyperspectral data with continuous spectral and spatial coverage in simple “point-and-shoot” operations. The design features signification reduction in size and weight, and faster data transfer rate (up to 60 hyperspectral cubes per second) with automatic data capturing and processing. The Imager as a snapshot hyperspectral imager fundamentally eliminates artifacts caused by motions during flight.

These innovations significantly reduce the requirements on UAV system, so that integration is almost effortless for many UAV/ROVs. Bay Spec also provides ready-to-fly hyperspectral total solutions. Extreme compactness with uncompromised performance, automatic operation and data processing make the Imager a straightforward system for applications such as precision agriculture and remote sensing.


ModelOCI -UAV-D2000
Operation ModeSnapshot
Spectral RangeApprox. 450-900 nm
Number of Spectral BandsApprox. 35-40
Spectral Resolution12-15 nm FWHM
Spatial PixelsApprox. 500 X 270
Lens (Standard)35 mm (18° FOV)2
Lens InterfaceC-mount
Exposure Time0.1 – 300 ms
Wavelength CalibrationFactory calibrated
Frame RateUp to 60 frames/sec (each frame can be converted to a hyperspectral cube)
OperationAutomatic exposure; frame rate control; delayed start
Data Storage400 GB (enough for 24 hour non-stop, high-speed imaging), optional upgrade to 1 TB
Data FormatENVI-BSQ for hyper-cube, BMP band images, ROI spectra, and RAW (pixel data)
Operating Temperature-20°C to +60°C
Power Consumption< 4 W (powered by USB 3.0)
SizeCamera (with standard lens): 10 cm (L) x 6 cm (W) x 8 cm (H) (4.0 in. x 2.4 in. x 3.2 in.)
Onboard computer: 10 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm (4.0 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.2 in.)
WeightCamera (with standard lens): 300 g (0.7 lb.)
Onboard computer: 500 g (1.1 lb.)
Onboard OSWindows 7 PRO
Data Transfer InterfaceUSB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Remote ControlWiFi (when in range)

Key Features

  • Snapshot “point-and-shoot” hyperspectral imager;
  • Full VIS-NIR wavelength coverage;
  • Up to 50 hyperspectral cubes per second;
  • Extremely compact and flexible;
  • No GPS/IMU needed for ground image reconstruction;
  • Real-time ground image preview;
  • Ready-to-fly system with automatic control software available.

Applications of High Spatial Resolution Snapshot

  • Airborne Mini UAV/ROV
  • Remote Sensing
  • Ground truthing
  • Forest Application
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law Enforcements
  • Forensics
  • Security and Defense
  • Mining and Geology
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Ocean Monitoring