Calgary, October 6, 2015 – Since developing its new line of hyperspectral and broadband micro-imagers earlier this year, ITRES has rebranded them to more clearly associate their spectral coverage with their long-established, high-performance counterparts, the CASI, SASI, and TABI. The names of these new micro-imagers are:
- microCASI-1920 (hyperspectral pushbroom VNIR)
- microSASI-384 (hyperspectral pushbroom SWIR)
- microTABI-640 (broadband pushframe thermal MWIR)
ITRES has used its 36-year experience in developing its full suite of high-performance airborne imagers into bringing these three new UAV- and industrial-imaging sensors to market.
Each micro imager is under 2kg in weight. Like their full sized siblings, each accepts inputs attitude and position input (in this case from a MEMS inertial system) and the resulting georeferenced data are compatible with Lidar datasets. Ground-based applications for these imagers may use motorized scanning tripod platforms in addition to incorporating them in machine-vision applications.
“Over many years, we’ve staked our industry reputation on our high performance sensors. Their technical performance is what sets us apart from other available commercial-grade systems,” explains Steven Mah, Vice President of Business Development. “We’ve been able to incorporate this accumulated know-how into the much smaller product envelopes of these new micro imagers. Some systems, under close examination, can only achieve this in a much larger device. Technical features that our clients recognize value in include optical spot size, robust calibration, accurate spectral alignment, and focus. We’ve continued this tradition in our new product line.”
About ITRES www.itres.com
ITRES is a leading-edge technology company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and use of hyperspectral and thermal airborne sensors, including models for unmanned aircraft and ground use. ITRES offers sensor systems that cover visible-near-infrared, shortwave infrared, midwave infrared, and thermal infrared wavelengths. Services include providing airborne hyperspectral imaging for defense & humanitarian applications, and environmental and commercial mapping applications in forestry, agriculture, wetlands, water quality, coastal zone, mineralogy, geology, heat loss, wildfire mapping, and search and rescue.