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HySpex VNIR-1800

The HySpex VNIR-1800 hyperspectral camera is developed for field, laboratory, and airborne applications.

HySpex VNIR-1800 utilizes a cutting edge actively cooled and stabilized scientific CMOS detector. This makes VNIR-1800 the ideal camera for high-end data acquisitions where high radiometric accuracy is required. The dynamic range of 20 000 ensures outstanding SNR levels even in darker areas of an image of highly dynamic scenes. With a max frame rate of 260 fps, combined with aberration-corrected optics and high optical throughput (f/2.5), HySpex VNIR-1800 offers a unique combination of
data quality, high speed, and sensitivity. A wide range of close-up lenses allows the use of the camera at working distances ranging from a few centimeters with a spatial resolution of 24 μm to infinity e.g. airborne remote sensing.

HySpex Classic VNIR-1800 configuration

For lab and field use, a scanning stage is needed to scan the cameras and build the hyperspectral data cube of the scene. A user-friendly table-top lab setup with translation stage, VNIR-SWIR light sources, and close-up lenses can also be supplied for scanning of samples of varying sizes. The scanning speed is automatically controlled by the data acquisition unit, based on the selected lens option. The lab rack includes a camera adjustment platform, to facilitate camera focus adjustment when using different close-up lenses.


For field operations, HySpex supplies a range of high precision rotation stages tailored to fit the specific operational scenario.

Long-life Li-ion battery powered solutions are available for increased portability.

To ensure stable and reliable acquisitions in challenging field conditions, rugged and portable tripods are supplied. HySpex supplies a variety of tripods with pan/tilt heads that will accommodate the camera payload and rotation stage used.

High resolution and high speed, combined with low weight and power consumption, make HySpex cameras very well suited for airborne data acquisition. A typical airborne installation consists of the HySpex cameras coupled with an airborne data acquisition unit, a navigation system (IMU/GPS) and a mount- ing platform. Both actively stabilized and passive- ly damped mounting platforms can be supplied, as well as standard mounting plates with no damping. IMU/GPS solutions from leading manufacturers can be supplied and integrated with the cameras. Alternatively, HySpex systems can be interfaced with the customer’s existing navigational hardware.

Spectral range  400 – 1000 nm 
Spatial pixels  1800 
Spectral channels  186 
Spectral sampling  3.26 nm 
FOV*  17° 
Pixel FOV across/along*  0.16/0.32 mrad 
Bit resolution  16 bit 
Noise floor  2.4 e- 
Dynamic range  20000 
Peak SNR (at full resolution)  > 255 
Max speed (at full resolution)  260 fps 
Power consumption  30 W 
Dimensions (l–w–h)  39 – 9.9 – 15 cm 
Weight  5.0 kg 
Camera Interface  CameraLink 

*Can be doubled with FOV expander

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