Latest hyperspectral imaging Stories

2010-09-28 10:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- There is increasing legislation and regulatory pressures in the USA to improve the safety and integrity of pipelines carrying hydrocarbons. In the USA, there are 3,476,000 Km of pipelines carrying hydrocarbons. The disaster that occurred was not an isolated incident that involved the accidental spark that ignited an oven that was left on. This was a wake up call to the American people that our infrastructure is in dire need of maintenance and repair,...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) hyperspectral imaging sensor known as ARTEMIS is being prepared for a first-of-its-kind tactical military role by the Air Force Space Command. The company's Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer has successfully completed its one-year experimental mission aboard the Air Force Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite-3. Based on the success of that mission, Raytheon has been...

2010-05-07 11:36:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Galileo Group, Inc., announced today that it will be collecting airborne hyperspectral imaging data from select areas of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline impacted by the oil spill and donating it to environmental groups, universities and research organizations. The information contained in the data sets can play a key role in helping to identify traces of oil in sensitive areas that can not be detected through standard means and greatly assist in the clean...

2010-04-12 07:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. announced today that it has expanded its Opticks open-source software offerings to include new extensions that perform hyperspectral, multispectral and image spectroscopy analysis. Ball Aerospace launched Opticks in 2007 as its first open source software project designed to enable detailed analysis of remote sensing data and complement strategy promoted by the Department of Defense's Open...

2010-03-30 11:30:00

After several decades of research and development into hyperspectral imaging, which greatly enhances our ability to characterize the state of Earth, the technique has been embraced by the Earth-observation community and has entered the mainstream of remote sensing. The idea behind hyperspectral imaging, also known as imaging spectroscopy, is simple. In the 1970s, multispectral remote sensors produced images with relatively few broad wavelength bands that allowed us to understand our...

2010-03-10 09:28:18

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new analytical method that opens the door to faster processing of large amounts of information, with applications in fields as diverse as the military, medical diagnostics and homeland security. "The problem we address here is this: When faced with a large amount of data, how do you determine which pieces of that information are relevant for solving a specific problem," says Dr. Joel Trussell, a professor of electrical and...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

QUEBEC, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Telops, a company specialized in the design and production of hyperspectral infrared cameras announced today that it has developed its own line of advanced infrared cameras. Recognized for its innovation and expertise in hyperspectral imagery, Telops takes imaging to the next level with this unique line of infrared cameras designed specifically for the research scientist and infrared expert. This innovative line of products includes two infrared cameras, each...

2009-10-22 14:55:52

Tel Aviv University's "Earth Binoculars" see our planet through an astral lens One small step for mankind is now a leap for averting natural and man-made disasters on earth. New Tel Aviv University technology combines sophisticated sensors in orbit with sensors on the ground and in the air to create a "Hyperspectral Remote Sensor" (HRS).  It can give advance warnings about water contamination after a forest fire, alert authorities of a pollution spill long before a red flag is raised on...

2009-08-27 10:05:00

As temperatures soar, scientists have been collecting data amid the ancient ruins that symbolize the birthplace of western culture. These data, combined with measurements from aircraft and satellites, promise to improve 'urban heat island' forecasts to make life in modern-day Athens easier during heat waves. Heat waves strike with relative frequency in the summer months across southern Europe but the Greek capital of Athens is notorious for its sweltering conditions. The city is...

2009-08-07 16:40:00

The International Space Station has a new "engawa""”and it's open for business.Engawa is Japanese for "porch," and while that might seem like a strange thing for a space station to have, researchers have been looking forward to the addition for a long time. Space shuttle Endeavour delivered the Japanese-built platform to the ISS on July 22nd and astronauts attached it to Japan's Kibo1 science lab a day later. Now, when a science experiment requires a dose of hard vacuum or radiation, it...

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