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Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging Systems


Resonon's airborne systems are completely integrated turnkey solutions, with all hardware and software necessary to acquire georegistered hyperspectral data. Airbone systems include hyperspectral imager, georectification software, data acquisition computer, flexible sensor mounting options, and on-site integration and training services. Systems can be fitted with any of Resonon's hyperspectral imaging cameras covering the 400 - 1700 nm spectral range. Resonon provides the industry's most affordable airborne hyperspectral imaging solutions with payloads as small as 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg). Airborne systems can be mounted on both un-manned and manned aerial platforms.


Airborne hyperspectral system components

  • Hyperspectral imaging camera
  • Objective lens
  • Data Acquisition Computer for on-board data collection and storage
  • System Control Software
  • GPS/IMU
    for accurate position and orientation data
  • Georectification Software
  • Turning Mirrors
    for flexible mounting configurations
    Useful when space is limited, typically on unmanned aircraft.
  • SpectrononPro
    Resonon's hyperspectral data acquisition and analysis software
  • Illumination Calibration Sensor
    for monitoring solar illumination
  • Vibration Isolation Pod
    Stabilized packaging unit for Resonon's hyperspectral airborne systems.
    Dramatically simplifies power, cabling, and mounting requirements.
    Primarily used in manned aircraft and larger UAV's.
  • Calibration Ground Tarp
    as a known reflectance standard
  • Airborne Integration and Training Services



More information on Resonon hyperspectral airborne systems



Airborne hyperspectral system components

pounds
SBG Ellipse-N SBG Ellipse-D SPAN-IGM-A1 SPAN-CPT
Pika XC 5.5 5.8 6.5 10.4
Pika NIR 11.8 12.1 12.8 16.7


kilograms
SBG Ellipse-N SBG Ellipse-D SPAN-IGM-A1 SPAN-CPT
Pika II 1.9 2.1 2.4 4.1
Pika XC 2.5 2.6 3.0 4.7
Pika NIR 5.4 5.5 5.8 7.6


The weights above do not include calibration sensor or VIP packaging unit.

Options and specifications

Hyperspectral camera options
Hyperspectral camera Weight (lb/ kg) Spectral range (nm) Spectral resolution (nm) Spatial resolution (pixels)
Pika II 2.8 / 1.3 400-900 2.1 640
Pika XC 4.1 / 1.9 400-1000 2.4 1600
Pika NIR 10.4 / 4.7 900-1700 5.5 320
A C++ API is available for customers who want to integrate Resonon hyperspectral cameras into their own software system. This API is provided to customers for free upon request.


Data acquisition computer
Weight (lbs) 1.3
Weight (kg) 0.60
Dimensions (cm) 11.5 x 11.1 x 3.3
Power Requirements 19V, 65W
Capacity 16 GB RAM, 480 GB SSD
Processor Intel Core i5-5250U, 2.7 GHz, dual core, 3MB cache



GPS / IMU options
SBG Ellipse-N SBG Ellipse-D SPAN-IGM-A1 SPAN-CPT
Weight (lbs) 0.10 0.40 1.13 5.02
Weight (kg) 0.05 0.18 0.52 2.28
Dimesnions (cm) 4.6 x 4.5 x 2.4 8.7 x 6.7 x 3.2 15.2 x 14.2 x 5.1 16.8 x 15.2 x 8.9
Power Requirements 5-36V, 0.5W 9-36V, 2.5W 10-30V, 4W 9-18V, 16W
Accuracy, SBAS (m) 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Accuracy, Pitch & Roll (deg) 0.2 0.1 0.04 0.02
Accuracy, Heading (deg) 1.0 0.2 0.22 0.06



Airborne hyperspectral system components

Downwelling Sensor VNIR NIR
Weight (lbs) 0.41 2.60
Weight (kg) 0.19 1.18
Dimesnions (cm) 8.9 x 6.3 x 3.4 18.2 x 11.0 x 4.7



Vibration Isolation Pod Weight 5.4 lbs 2.5 kg
Dimensions (cm) 33.0 x 21.6 x 21.6
Calibration Tarps Dimensions (m) 3 x 3
custom sizes available
For ground use





Standard objective lens options
camera focal length (mm) FOV (deg) IFOV (mrad)
Pika II 70 3.9 0.20
50 5.5 0.30
23 12.0 0.65
17 16.0 0.88
12 22.5 1.25
8 33.0 1.90
6 43.5 2.50
Pika XC 70 7.2 0.36
50 10.0 0.30
23 21.5 0.65
17 29.0 0.88
12 40.0 1.25
8 57.5 1.90
6 72.0 2.50
Pika NIR 75 7.3 0.4
50 11 0.6
25 22 1.2
4.8 90 6.3


Resonon's hyperspectral cameras are line-scan imagers. 2-dimensional images are constructed by translating the sample relative to the camera. This is accomplished in airborne systems by placing the camera in an airplane and scanning the ground below.