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A truly mobile push-broom hyperspectral camera (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jouni Jussila; Kari Kataja; Jarkko Puusaari; Harri Salo

Paper Abstract

Due to complexity and bulkiness of instrumentation, it has been highly difficult to make hyperspectral measurements on the location where the actual samples are. Also, demanding off-line data processing has prevented in obtaining immediate results for decision making and actions on the measurement spot. To solve these issues Specim Ltd has introduced a mobile hyperspectral camera operating in the 400-1000nm spectral range. Based on a spectrometer with push-broom technology, this new mobile camera collects 10-20 times more light from the target than filter based cameras. It results in higher SNR and/or quicker image acquisition in similar illumination conditions. In addition to the portability, the camera has integrated data processing capability and easy user interface. For the first time, the applications can be uploaded in the camera and obtain push-a-button results. The applications change the camera operations, and data processing to match the user requirements. The software included to the camera is used to generate the applications with the graphical user interface without a need for programming. The camera offers a ready-to-go hyperspectral platform for various OEM industries in agriculture, food safety, law enforcement, and health care to rapidly develop application solutions to their end users. Similarly, researchers and professionals in several application fields can quickly adopt the camera to their everyday work. This paper illustrates the design targets and challenges, as well as the full features in the mobile hyperspectral imager. In addition to the technological description, the results from the pilot phase field and laboratory tests are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
Proc. SPIE 10657, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI, 106570S (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304750
Show Author Affiliations
Jouni Jussila, Specim Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Finland)
Kari Kataja, Specim Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Finland)
Jarkko Puusaari, Specim Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Finland)
Harri Salo, Specim Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10657:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI
Mark A. Druy; Richard A. Crocombe; Steven M. Barnett; Luisa T.M. Profeta; Abul K. Azad, Editor(s)

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