Hyper-spectral stereo-photogrammetry can now be used to produce frame-based 2-dimensional imagery. This allows for the production of high accuracy image mosaics at a rate of 30 times quicker than Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter (LCTF) based devices.
Systems such as that produced by Rikola Limited are now easily deployable on mini-UAVs due to their low weight of less than 600g.
Hyper-spectral imaging collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. The goal of hyper-spectral imaging is to obtain the spectrum for each pixel in the image of a scene, with the purpose of finding objects, identifying materials, or detecting processes.
Much as the human eye sees visible light in three bands (red, green, and blue), spectral imaging divides the spectrum into many more bands. This technique of dividing images into bands can be extended beyond the visible. In hyper-spectral imaging, the recorded spectra have fine wavelength resolution and cover a wide range of wavelengths.
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