SWIR Hyperspectral Imager

As light in the shortwave infrared region (SWIR, 900-1700 nm) penetrates deeper and is not interfered by visible light, SWIR hyperspectral imaging offers a number of advantages compared to visible when used for remote sensing, inspection, sorting, surveillance, quality control, and host of other applications.


The SWIR Hyperspectral Imager is a miniaturized push-broom hyperspectral camera covering the full SWIR (900-1700 nm) wavelength range. It features ultra-compactness (17 cm x 7 cm x 9 cm) and light weight (~820 g) with fast data transfer rates (up to 50 fps). As an innovative “true push-broom” imager: one can simply use a hand to move the imager or sample to finish the scan. Not depending on a constant scanning speed has enabled OCI-FSWIR versatility on vast platforms such as UAVs, with perfect hyperspectral imaging stitching. Compactness, fast imaging, simple operation, and intuitive software make the OCI-FSWIR very straightforward.


Operation ModePush-broom
Spectral Range900-1700 nm
Number of Spectral BandsUp to 40
Spectral Resolution10-20 nm FWHM
Spatial Pixels250 pixels X scan-length
Standard Lens16 mm (28° FOV), SWIR optimized
Objective Lens InterfaceC-mount
Frame RateUp to 50 frames/sec
SoftwareIncluded with Bay Spec’s Spec Grabber for camera control and data acquisition, and Cube Creator for hyperspectral data processing
Data FormatENVI-BSQ hyperspectral cube, Band Image (BMP format), ROI spectra (CSV format)
Operating Temperature0°C to 50°C
Power Consumption< 5 W (USB 2.0 power)
Weight~ 820 g (including standard lens)
Size17 cm x 7 cm x 9 cm (including standard lens)
Camera InterfaceUSB 2.0
TriggerExternal trigger signal, software time delayed start

Key Features

  • Real-time sample preview
  • Extreme compact and light-weight
  • No moving parts, high reliability
  • “True push-broom”: scanning with random speed
  • Easy integration on different

Applications of SWIR Hyperspectral Imager

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geology
  • Chemical Detection
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Airborne/UAV
  • Security
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Food Quality
  • Sorting
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Forensics
  • Counterfeit Detection