Snapshot Handheld Hyperspectral Imager
BaySpec’s Compact Snapshot Handheld Hyperspectral Imager Spectral Imager brings for the first-time high performance hyperspectral/multispectral real-time imaging in a compact handheld form factor weighing only 0.8 lbs. (363 grams). The imager acquires full, VIS-NIR hyperspectral/multispectral data with high spectral resolution at one snapshot. Continuous hyperspectral data capturing can happen at video rates.
Hyperspectral/multispectral cameras, compared to traditional cameras, divide the light spectrum into many small wavelength bands. Therefore, a Hyperspectral camera can capture the spectral fingerprints as spectral signatures from an object. These spectral signatures give very detailed information about the material constitutions of the imaged object.
Hyperspectral/multispectral imaging considerably improves the identification and classification of objects and is today recognized as a key enabling technology for next-generation industrial inspection, medical diagnosis and security applications.
Snapshot (non-scanning) hyperspectral/multispectral imaging is a method of capturing spectral images during a single integration time of a detector array, so that no scanning is involved. One of the major advantages of snapshot imaging is that it avoids motion artifacts, thereby simplifying the data processing and improving the image processing time.