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Compact VNIR-SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging System Tailored For Remote Sensing 

Headwall’s first Hyperspec Co-Aligned VNIR-SWIR sensor quickly became the top-selling system in its category. The next-generation Co-Aligned HP™ VNIR-SWIR offers improved VNIR spatial resolution and more spectral bands, all in a small, lightweight, and power-efficient design.

You can buy the Co-Aligned HP as a payload for compatible UAVs or as part of complete systems with the drone, like the DJI Matrice 600 Pro or the USA-made Freefly Alta X, which complies with NDAA regulations.

Key Features Of Headwall Co-Aligned

  • Optimal SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) performance
  • Ideal for applications in mining, infrastructure, and environmental monitoring
  • Factory-integrated and flight-proven
  • Covers VNIR (400 to 1,000 nm) and SWIR (900 to 2,500 nm) wavelength ranges
  • Equipped with built-in GPS-IMU and solid-state storage
  • Option to include integrated LiDAR for generating high-resolution DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and 3D point clouds
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The Headwall Co-Aligned has no Competitors When It Comes To These Features:

Turnkey Systems, Everything You Need ✔️
Industry-Leading SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) ✔️
Compact, Solid-State Hyperspectral Data-Acquisition ✔️
Available LiDAR and LiDAR-Hyperspectral Data-Fusion ✔️
All-Reflective, Aberration-Corrected Optical Spectrometer Design ✔️
Factory-Made Holographic Gratings ✔️

Applications for the Headwall Co-Aligned

Airborne Remote Sensing / Mine Mapping / Precision Agriculture / Mining and Exploration / Environmental Monitoring / Petroleum & Pipeline Monitoring 

Speak to PAS for expert guidance on hyperspectral imaging options from Headwall Photonics.

Technical Specifications

SPECTRAL RANGE VNIR, 400-1000nm SWIR, 900-2500nm
Spectral Bands 340 267
Spatial Pixels 1020 640
Camera Technology CMOS MCT
Pixel Pitch 5.86 μm 15 μm
Aperture f/2.5
Slit Length 6 mm 10.4 mm
Dispersion/Pixel 1.76 nm 6 nm
Entrance Slit Width 20 μm 15 μm
Spectral FWHM 8 nm 8 nm
Frame Rate (Sustained) 250 Hz 200 Hz
ADC Bit Depth 12-bits 16-bits
Cooling No Stirling-Cooled
Spectrograph Design Co-Aligned & Aberration-Corrected
Digital Interface GigE GigE
GPS/IMU Applanix APX-15
Data Storage on Payload 480 GB Solid-State for Each Sensor
Weight (sensor only) 4.0 kg / 8.8 lbs
Dimensions (sensor only) 272 x 211 x 165 mm
Power req (typical / max) 14.4 W / 36 W 37 W / 40 W
Operational Temp Range 0 – 40 °C
Storage Temp Range -20 – 60 °C
Compatible UAVs DJI Matrice 600 Pro, Freefly Alta X