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HySpex Kameras by NEO – high sensitive, hyperspectral Imaging

  • Hyperspectral cameras comprises VNIR models, operating in the range 400 to 1000 nm, and SWIR models operating in the range 900 to 2500 nm
  • HySpex cameras can be used for laboratory, ground and airborne applications
  • Hyperspectral scanners provide highest precision in spectral mapping
  • Actively cooled detector ensure high radiometric accuracy and high dynamic range
  • Exact synchronization with external events (e.g. navigation systems) are enabled by TTL level trigger signals

Short Description

HySpex hyperspectral cameras by NEO (Norsk Elektro Optikk) aims to be a compact, high performance and versatile instrument for a multitude of applications, ranging from airborne to laboratory and industrial use of imaging spectroscopy. Hyperspectral imaging combines the power of digital scanning and spectroscopy. For each pixel in an image, a hyperspectral scanner acquires the light intensity (radiance) for a large number of contiguous spectral bands. Every pixel in the image thus contains a continuous spectrum (in radiance or reflectance).

All HySpex cameras are compatible for both ground based and airborne applications. The cameras can be delivered with a wide range of close-up lenses, making them very versatile and ideal for a wide range of applications requiring different spatial resolutions without compromising the optical performance of the system.

VNIR-1024 VNIR-1800 SWIR-384 ODIN-1024
Spectral Range 400 – 1000 nm 400 – 1000 nm 930-2500 nm 400 – 2500 nm
Spacial Pixels 1024 1800 384 1024
# of Bands 108 182 288 427
FOV 16,1° 17° 16° 15°
Spectral Sampl. 5,4 nm 3,26 nm 5,45 nm 3,0/6,1 nm
Peak SNR >330 >255 >1100 >500/>1300
Digitization 12 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Max. Frame Rate 690 fps 180 fps 450 fps 180 / 450 fps
Sensor  Weight 4,2 kg 5,0 kg 5,7 kg 90 kg
Sensor Head pwr. cons. 6 W 30 W 30 W 60 W



  • Camera control and data acquisition software package for automated image acquisition with adapted pixel size to scan speed
  • High sensitivity and low noise (low stray light level, low smile and keystone effect, low polarization dependence)
  • Application-specific fore optic and camera settings
  • Spectral and transparent radiometric calibration data as well as a detailed test report
  • Optionally, an API (Application Programming Interface) in Visual C++ can be supplied for application specific software development.


  • Remote sensing and spectral mapping
  • Geology and mineral classification
  • Medical research and diagnostics
  • Chemical and biological imaging
  • Life sciences and forensics
  • Surveillance and security