Fitchburg, MA--UTC Aerospace Systems (Windsor Locks, CT) has selected the Hyperspec hyperspectral imaging sensor from Headwall Photonics for the Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensor (SYERS-2) platform. SYERS-2 is currently used on the U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady for very high-altitude reconnaissance missions, and the Hyperspec sensor will provide SYERS-2 with enhanced intelligence and surveillance capabilities.
Hyperspectral imaging represents a critical sensing technology that allows Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to identify an object within the field of view of the sensor based on the target's chemical fingerprint or spectral signature rather than relying solely on visual appearance.
Based on a patented, aberration-corrected sensor design, Hyperspec sensors are available as optimized sensors for the visible (380–780 nm), visible to near-infrared (380–1000 nm), extended visible to near-infrared (600–1700 nm), near-infrared (900–1700 nm), and shortwave infrared (950–2500 nm).
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