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Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing


Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Has Come of Age for Small Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

Miniaturization of imaging and processing modules enables use of low-cost aircraft – manned and unmanned. Computing power and powerful software/algorithms enable real-time/near real-time processing of hyperspectral collections, and price points enable broader applications across many civil and commercial markets. 

NovaSol provides turnkey imaging and navigation solutions to government and industry. We specialize in the development and production of visible/Near-InfraRed (visNIR) and Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems. Applications for these systems range from surveillance, tracking, mineral and other natural resource exploration, agriculture, homeland defense, and environmental monitoring to search and rescue, military reconnaissance, and urban planning. 

Our work in this area covers all aspects of remote sensing, integration of standard sensor products and design of custom sensors, the coupling of navigation/stabilization systems, and the development of application software and user interfaces. 

NovaSol's HSI Systems can be configured with any of NovaSol's visNIR or SWIR spectrum high resolution HSI sensors, or a combination of multiple sensors, including partner supplied or customer furnished EO and IR panchromatic cameras.


NovaSol’s Spectral Data Processor offers the following capabilities in real-time: 

  • Supervised Matched Filtering 
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Library Matched Filtering
  • Change Detection
  • Spatial Filtering
  • Atmospheric Correction
  • Non-uniformity correction and 
     calibration 

NovaSol offers end-to-end systems providing discriminating capabilities for multi-mission activities in support of defense, security, and environmental monitoring. Our modular approach to sensor system integration and processing allows for customization to a range of applications. Our experienced team is ready to meet the needs of military and commercial projects requiring high performance spectral imaging.

What do users of remote sensing imagery products want? 
Surveys conducted by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) provide a clear picture of what users of remote sensing imagery products want:

• High spectral resolution (as many bands as possible) 
• High spatial resolution 
• High temporal resolution – current, up to date imagery
• High geolocation accuracy 
• Precise ground coverage 
• All at a reasonable cost

NovaSol's HSI Systems are applicable to a wide variety of intelligence and remote sensing missions: 

• Tactical UAV reconnaissance 
   - Automated target detection
   - Combined turreted systems
   - Conventional turret sensor cuing
   - Image analysis streamlining
   - Counter explosive and IED 

• Military-civil dual-use light 
   aircraft and UAV applications 
   - Search and rescue 
   - Disaster mitigation
   - Environmental assessment 
     and monitoring
   - Humanitarian assistance 

• Commercial remote sensing 
   - Mineral/Petroleum exploration
   - Precision agriculture
   - Waste/recycling management 
   - Terrain/vegetation/urban characterization


microHSI as seen in Laser Focus Magazine.


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