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Data Acquisition Software manages hyperspectral data.

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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.

Headwall Photonics, Inc.

601 River Street, Fitchburg, MI, 01420, USA

Original Press Release

Hyperspec III Software Simplifies Collection and Management of Hyperspectral Data with Integrated Functionality

Press release date: April 4, 2014

Fitchburg, MA, – Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use platform for controlling hyperspectral sensors across applications ranging from manned aircraft to UAV airborne remote sensing. The software is compatible with Headwall's award-winning Hyperspec® family of sensors, including lightweight Micro-Hyperspec®. The software is versatile, Windows- and Linux-based, and supports both USB and CameraLink interfaces.

"Efficient, flexible and powerful software is pushing the science of hyperspectral imaging forward at a very rapid rate," said Headwall CEO David Bannon. "Combining this new software platform with our patented, high-performance optics technology gives the spectral imaging community capabilities they've never had before."

An important benefit of Hyperspec III software is that it is multi-threaded and can control more than one sensor simultaneously. For example, machine-vision applications using multiple sensors are able to operate at peak efficiency with this highly efficient and elegant software platform. With sensor frame rates in excess of 400 FPS, Hyperspec III is designed for rapid collection and management of large volumes of incoming hyperspectral data. Hyperspec III software runs on Headwall's Hyperspec Data Processing Unit (HDPU), which effortlessly captures and manages incoming image files for interpretation and post-processing.

With the exponential growth in the deployment of UAV platforms, the Hyperspec III software offers end-users a comprehensive and efficient user environment for quickly obtaining remote sensing data with Headwall's hyperspectral imagers.

Hyperspec III software is exceptionally versatile, allowing users to choose modules to suit specific needs. For example, airborne versions of the software provide GPS/INU integration and time stamping, ortho-rectification, precise calibration, and start/stop triggering of the sensor. This optimizes flight-path efficiency, which is a highly desired capability for the remote-sensing community. The Hyperspec III software also includes the ability to interface with Google maps to trigger sensor operation based on pre-defined GPS coordinates.

Pan-and-tilt and other motion-control features are built into Hyperspec III, yielding a virtually unlimited array of use-cases for hyperspectral imaging that range from ground to space.

About Headwall 
Headwall, based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (USA), is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral instruments for industrial, commercial, remote sensing, precision agriculture, and government markets. Other application areas include medical and biotechnology, forensics, chemicals, and color measurement, and in-line process inspection. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance, for end users and OEMs.

For information contact:
Mr. Chris Van Veen
Headwall Photonics, Inc.    
Tel: +1 978-353-4051               
Email:  cvanveen@headwallphotonics.com      
Web site: http://www.headwallphotonics.com

orthorectification
Ortho-rectification is an important post-processing task handled by Hyperspec III software. With this functionality, flight-induced anomalies are corrected so that the collected hyperspectral data is true.

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Hyperspec III software provides users with a wide range of modules designed not only for airborne applications but also in-line advanced vision systems and laboratory use. The software is pre-loaded onto Headwall's Hyperspec Data Processing Unit (HDPU), a powerful computer that manages the collection and processing of high-quality hyperspectral data.

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