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Hyperpixel Array™

Bodkin Design’s series of Hyperspectral imagers cover the infrared bands from SWIR to LWIR. They use the patented HyperPixel Array™ (HPA™) technology to capture spectral and spatial information in one instantaneous video frame using off-the-shelf focal plane array. This unique technology creates a robust system free of moving parts that eliminates motion artifacts and maximizes signal-to-noise.

Each HyperPixel™ is a separate spectrographic channel capable of resolving hundreds of spectral bins. Since it does not scan, there is no temporal distortion of the data-cube.

The nature of the design makes the HPA™ ideal for high-speed hyperspectral imaging of transient events and for observation from moving platforms. The device has no moving components making the system virtually immune to mechanical failure. The unique optical system provides a fully registered, hyperspectral data cube on every video frame. These devices can be used with virtually any fore-optic, from telescopes to microscopes.

BD&E values collaboration with other innovative companies to refine and optimize hyperspectral imagers. In 2018, we collaborated with FLIR to develop hyperspectral imaging systems that allow you to capture spectral information in a high-speed video frame. The capabilities of our hyperspectral imagers are enhanced to capture visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, or LWIR wavebands. Check out our imagers above or on our rental page.

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The following chart outlines specifications for our hyperspectral imager product line:

Model Band Data Cube Spectral Sampling Cube Rate Datasheet
# (nm) Spatial Pixels Spectral Pixels (nm/pixel) (Hz)
MWIR-60 3000-5000 17 x 13 60 34 60 Download
LWIR-62 7800-1080 13 x 10 62 42 15 Download
VNIR-20 0.4-0.7 90 x 75 20 11.3 30 Download
VNIR-90 0.5-0.9 55 x 44 90 4.6 30 Download

Software Interface

Exelis Visual Information SolutionsAll of our hyperspectral imaging systems produce data that is compatible with ENVI Image Processing & Analysis Solutions.