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Unprecedented Resolution for Snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging now available from Bodkin Design

Bodkin Design is proud to announce the release of the Cubert ULTRIS™ Snapshot Hyperspectral Imager, the highest resolution Snapshot Hyperspectral Imager available. The camera provides an image resolution of 400x400 spatial pixels with 100 spectral channels, covering a continuous wavelength range from 450nm to 850nm.

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bodkin Design is proud to announce the release of the Cubert ULTRIS™ Snapshot Hyperspectral Imager, the highest resolution Snapshot Hyperspectral Imager available. The camera provides an image resolution of 400x400 spatial pixels with 100 spectral channels, covering a continuous wavelength range from 450nm to 850nm.

Cubert's new ULTRIS™ camera was developed based on Light Field technology. The camera features an Ultra-HD CMOS 20 MP sensor, lenslet array and continuously variable bandpass filter. During image acquisition the object is recorded with a multitude of images, each with its own optical bandpass filter with different center wavelength. The unparalleled number of 160,000 spectra are acquired simultaneously with this unique optical processor. The 12-bit image sensor makes it possible to detect minute intensity differences in the spectral content while keeping the noise level exceptionally low, and the dual GigE camera interface guarantees an image frame rate of 6 Hz.

A conventional color image has three colors per pixel, but a hyperspectral image can have hundreds. Because every material has a characteristic color signature, this information can be used to identify an object by analyzing its spectra. Unlike more conventional scanned systems, snapshot hyperspectral imaging is ideal for 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 processor provides a fully registered, hyperspectral data-cube on every video frame.

The uses for hyperspectral imaging are rapidly expanding into industrial applications and the commercial research and development space. Snapshot hyperspectral imaging is increasingly being used in agricultural management, biological research, drug detection, environmental monitoring, marine biology, food safety, quality control, mining exploration, leak detection, geologic mapping, medical imaging, cancer screening, and general machine vision applications.

About Hyperspectral imaging at Bodkin Design
"The Imaging System Experts"™
Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC has been providing hyperspectral imaging equipment since 2003 when it introduced the HyperPixel™ array snapshot hyperspectral imager to the market place. A recognized leader in spectral imaging technology BD&E produces infrared snapshot hyperspectral imagers, multislit scanning spectral imagers, infrared imagers and polarimetric imagers. And under exclusive agreement BD&E is the US distributor for visible band spectral imagers from Cubert GmbH and SILIOS Technologies. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, the company serves the international OEM, commercial, military, and research communities. Specializing in electro-optic and mechanical systems, BD&E is eager to work with partners to develop further uses for its technologies. For more information, please contact Bodkin Design & Engineering at info@bodkindesign.com.