FLIR partners with Bodkin Design to offer hyperspectral imaging solution

Sept. 13, 2018
The instrument allows you to collect any waveband of spectral and spatial information in one high-speed video frame.
(Image credit: FLIR Systems)
FLIR Systems has teamed up with imaging specialists Bodkin Design & Engineering to provide a hyperspectral imaging solution such as the instrument pictured that allows you to collect any waveband of spectral and spatial information in one high-speed video frame.
FLIR Systems has teamed up with imaging specialists Bodkin Design & Engineering to provide a hyperspectral imaging solution such as the instrument pictured that allows you to collect any waveband of spectral and spatial information in one high-speed video frame.

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) has teamed up with imaging specialists Bodkin Design & Engineering (BD&E; Newton, MA) to provide a hyperspectral imaging solution that allows you to collect any waveband of spectral and spatial information in one high-speed video frame.

Hyperspectral imaging systems collect both spectral and spatial information in one instantaneous video frame. This enhances the data stream while eliminating motion artifacts and maximizing signal-to-noise response. Combined with FLIR’s infrared camera technologies, the systems can be optimized for the visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, or LWIR wavebands. Additionally, these systems can be designed to interface with virtually any telescope or microscope.

The new hyperspectral imaging cameras are massively parallel systems able to collect all three dimensions of the full three-dimensional hyperspectral data cube simultaneously. Incident photons from an imaged scene are detected in parallel by a two-stage optical processor. This device manipulates the data set prior to any electronic detection or software processing, operating on the data set at the speed of light.

Hyperspectral imaging has been recognized as an important tool for remote sensing. It can identify materials by the spectral content of a pixel even though the objects of interest are too small to be spatially resolved, are partially obscured by vegetation or can only be identified by their spectral signature. High-spectral-resolution hyperspectral imagery is a key element in the developing fields of autonomous material identification, geological and archaeological mapping, biological research, medical imaging, cancer detection, and clinical instrumentation. 

SOURCE: FLIR Systems via Primetek Solutions; https://www.flir.co.uk/instruments/science/hyperspectral-imaging/

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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