Snapshot hyperspectral imaging and practical applications

Gerald Wong

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Traditional broadband imaging involves the digital representation of a remote scene within a reduced colour space. Hyperspectral imaging exploits the full spectral dimension, which better reflects the continuous nature of actual spectra. Conventional techniques are all time-delayed whereby spatial or spectral scanning is required for hypercube generation. An innovative and patented technique developed at Heriot-Watt University offers significant potential as a snapshot sensor, to enable benefits for the wider public beyond aerospace imaging. This student-authored paper seeks to promote awareness of this field within the photonic community and its potential advantages for real-time practical applications. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012048
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Applications
  • Foodstuffs
  • Hyperspectral
  • Imaging
  • Landmines
  • Ophthalmology
  • Real-time
  • Rescue
  • Search
  • Sensor


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