What is Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging?

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Been wanting to know more about Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging? To appreciate the significance of airborne hyperspectral imaging, Analytik has created an informative video to understand what hyperspectral imaging is, and how it works.

Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging (or Remote Sensing) collects and process information across different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum via an aerial vehicle, such as a drone. Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors collect spectral information from a large area (such as a forest) as a set of images, allowing the identification of objects and materials through their individual characteristics (or “spectral fingerprint”).

Hyperspectral imaging can gather data from the invisible bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. By gathering spectral information from the Visible, Visible Near Infrared, Near Infrared, and Shortwave Infrared bands, an extensive amount of information can be gained about the sensor’s target.

By attaching a hyperspectral imaging sensor to an unmanned or manned aerial vehicle, users can gather data from large targets such as forests and crop fields efficiently.

Source and image credit: Portable Analytical Solutions

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