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Headwall Photonics, Inc.

601 River St, Fitchburg, MA, 01420, USA

  • 978-353-4100

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Headwall Photonics, Inc.

test & measuring instruments

Data Processing Unit is designed for UAV sensor fusion.

February 19, 2016

Able to withstand harsh airborne environments, 3.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 in. HyperCore™ serves as central connection point for such remote-sensing instruments as multiple hyperspectral sensors, LiDAR, thermal cameras, RGB instruments, GPS/IMU units, and more in UAVs. This 1.4 lb unit draws 12 W and stores 500 GB of incoming airborne data acquire via 2 Gigabit Ethernet connections, one base CameraLink connection, and one multi-purpose I/O port. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Imaging Sensor helps agriculturalists measures plant health.

July 18, 2014

Optimized with robust packaging for airborne and satellite deployment, Hyperspec® High Resolution Imaging Sensor analyzes chlorophyll fluorescence emissions to measure plant health. Sensor is based on all-reflective concentric optical design that uses precise, high diffraction efficiency gratings for simultaneous high spatial and spectral resolution of <0.1 nm across spectral range of instrument. Low stray light and minimized smile and keystone distortion are fundamental to design. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

VNIR Hyperspectral Sensor suits hand-launched UAVs.

July 2, 2014

Intended for commercial UAV deployment, Nano-Hyperspec Sensor operates in 400&ndash;1,000 nm spectral range and includes onboard data processing and storage to minimize constraints inherent with small, hand-launched UAVs. Sensor can be combined with optional GPS/IMU capabilities to provide fully integrated airborne configuration. Measuring 3 x 3 x 4.7 in., sensor features 640 spatial bands and 270 spectral bands at 2&ndash;3 nm resolution. Frame rate is over 300 fps and usable data storage capacity is 480 GB. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

VNIR-SWIR Sensor covers 400-2,500 spectral range.

May 14, 2014

Designed for remote sensing applications such as environmental monitoring and mineral exploration, Hyperspec® VNIR-SWIR Sensor achieves precise, high-resolution imaging through co-registered pixels utilizing single fore-optic input for optimized spectral fidelity across entire spectral range. Unit features diffractive optics, eliminating image aberrations such as keystone, smile, or stray light and thermal variation. Measuring 15 x 15 x 8 in., sensor weighs less than 30 lb. Read More


Data Acquisition Software manages hyperspectral data.

April 16, 2014

Running on Hyperspec Data Processing Unit, Hyperspec III Software controls hyperspectral sensors across applications ranging from manned aircraft to UAV airborne remote sensing. Multi-threaded software supports both USB and CameraLink interfaces, and can control more than one sensor simultaneously. With sensor frame rates in excess of 400 fps, software is designed for rapid collection and management of large volumes of incoming hyperspectral data. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Portable Compact Sensor facilitates spectral imaging research.

March 31, 2014

Designed for commercial use by environmental researchers, civil engineers, and remote sensing organizations, Hyperspec® Snapshot covers VNIR spectral range (380&ndash;1,000 nm). Imaging sensor uses diffractive optics technology, comprising aberration-corrected features, for optimal spectral/spatial resolution and SNR characteristics. Featuring SFF, fully integrated design, hyperspectral imager provides point-and-click functionality; scene data is shown on LCD screen and recorded on SD-card. Read More

optics & photonics, sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Airborne Hyperspectral System acquires and processes images/data.

November 4, 2013

Micro-Hyperspec hyperspectral sensor, based on aberration-corrected sensor design, comprises core element of completely integrated airborne solution for hyperspectral image acquisition and data-processing. Other elements include GPS unit, Hyperspec Data Processing Unit, and airborne-specific hyperspectral software for image acquisition, sensor control, and synchronization for flight-plan efficiency. Configuration is optimized for SWaP considerations on manned aircraft and UAVs. Read More

optics & photonics

Diffraction Gratings feature aberration correction.

July 23, 2013

Guaranteed to meet groove profile and density specifications from prototype to production, Holographic Diffraction Gratings are aberration-corrected, meaning that unwanted optical effects such as keystone and smile are eliminated. Small-form-factor, temperature-insensitive products offer high SNR and low stray light performance. Applications include color management, plant phenotyping, pathogen detection, semiconductor fabrication, process monitoring, and remote sensing. Read More

laboratory and research supplies & equipment, test & measuring instruments

Hyperspectral Imaging Kit fosters composition evaluation.

September 21, 2012

Optimized for 250&ndash;600 nm UV-VIS spectral band, Hyperspec UV Starter Kit provides everything needed to evaluate and categorize spectral composition of materials and samples within UV spectral region. This hyperspectral imaging system, designed for laboratory researchers, comes with Hyperspec UV imaging spectrometer, gantry assembly, calibrated power-stabilized lighting, linear stage and controller, and processor engine with Hyperspec software. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Raman Imaging Sensor is suited for UV applications.

December 6, 2010

Available for laser excitation as low as 248 nm, Raman Explorer 248 enables UV analysis in stand-off detection and in-line processing applications. Designed for harsh environments, unit can be configured as multi-channel spectrometer and enables opportunity to use techniques such as Raman line-scan analysis and spatially-offset Raman spectroscopy. Product also helps users in defense and homeland security sectors detect explosives and other chemical threats. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Hyperspectral Imager targets process manufacturing.

March 13, 2009

Based on aberration-corrected concentric design, Hyperspec Extended VNIR sensor delivers performance optimized for process inspection applications such as semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and food safety/quality. Hyperspectral imaging instrument covers 600-1,600 nm spectral range and delivers spatial uniformity. Imager range addresses UV-VIS, VIS, VNIR, and Extended VNIR spectral regions as well as near infrared and short wave IR. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Multi-Channel Raman Spectrometer offers minimal distortion.

March 29, 2007

Designed for OEMs and system integrators serving pharmaceutical, medical, and forensic markets, portable Raman Discovery(TM) series provides flexible spectral imaging platform for use with 532 or 785 nm excitation laser. Integral resonance domain, aberration-corrected diffraction gratings produce only one diffracted order, propagating wavelength region of interest. As a result, 100% of diffracted light energy within this single dispersed order is captured. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Spectrographs incorporate holographic diffraction gratings.

April 14, 2004

Hyperspec(TM) VS25 and VS50 concentric imaging spectrographs produce large, distortion-free images for high-resolution, low-noise applications. Hyperspec VS25 operates in 400-1,000 nm spectral region with 2-3 nm resolution. It is suited for homeland security, military reconnaissance, and environmental remote sensing. Offering process monitoring and quality control, Hyperspec VS50 operates from 900-1,700 nm with 10 nm resolution. Both include pre-aligned optics. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Spectrometers are designed for OEM applications.

March 17, 2004

Summit(TM) 6400 series configurable single-beam spectrometers feature 1 nm resolution from 190-400 nm. Units include holographic diffraction grating technology, 512-element silicon photodiode array detector, and low-noise 16 bit electronics. Scan rate is 4 spectra per second, aperture is f/2.5 with focal length of 100 mm. Applications include industrial process monitoring, medical diagnostics, high-throughput screening, and laboratory research. Read More

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