ITRES Exhibiting AUVSI Xponential in Dallas

With our growing catalogue of hyperspectral and broadband micro imagers, ITRES will again be exhibiting at AUVSI 2017 in Dallas, Texas, May 8-11, 2017.

We invite you to stop by to learn more about our new microSAVI combined VIS+SWIR hyperspectral imager, which was recently added to our line of micro imagers that now includes the microCASI, microSASI, microTABI, and microSAVI. Our micro systems are designed for autonomous or RF-controlled imaging in UAVs or ground use. All feature precision GNSS-inertial attitude and position, internal calibration systems for traceable radiometric accuracy and consistency,  and work with Lidar.

We can also update you on our space imaging development for the Canadian Space Agency, and the recent applications survey projects we’ve conducted, including our continuing wildfire and hotspot mapping services using the TABI-1800.

We hope to see you in Dallas at booth 2967!


Ocean Clean Up Maps Great Pacific Garbage Patch Using SASI and Lidar

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Calgary, October 5, 2016 – The first formal airborne geomatics survey to quantify the extent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now underway, organized and conducted by the Dutch foundation Ocean Cleanup. ITRES and Teledyne Optech are working with Ocean Cleanup in providing a highly sensitive specialized shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging and Lidar scanning sensor suite to augment a RGB camera and human spotters on the survey aircraft. This airborne survey is currently sensing and scanning thousands of square kilometers of this plastics-dominated patch of ocean.

Ocean Cleanup Sensor Installation

Ocean Cleanup Sensor Installation


Last year Ocean Cleanup produced a ship-based high resolution map from a survey that showed the surprising spatial extent of this huge mass of water-suspended plastics.

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Recent Technology Exhibit by ITRES’ Partner in China, TIANGIS

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Calgary, August 24, 2016 – ITRES’ partner in China, TIANGIS, exhibited our hyperspectral and broadband imaging technologies at 20CSRS in Shenzhen. TIANGIS introduced our new suite of micro imagers, including the microCASI-1920. They also presented information on the SAVI-1000. This is our our newest hyperspectral imager development providing continuous VIS-SWIR spectral coverage using a single detector and optical system.


For information on ITRES technologies in China:

Contact: Ms. Anya Chen

Mobile 186 1115-8141

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ITRES Awarded STDP Contract from Canadian Space Agency

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Calgary, February 16, 2016 – As part of a Space Technologies Development Program (STDP) initiated by the Canadian Space Agency, ITRES was awarded a contract to develop an airborne prototype light-weight, high performance water color imaging spectrometer. Microsatellite-based, the hyperspectral WaterSat will be used to meet Canadian user needs for coastal and inland environmental and water resource management monitoring. Development work on this airborne prototype is now underway.

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First microCASI-1920 Imager Sale

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Calgary, February 2, 2016 – ITRES is pleased to announce the sale of the first micro-CASI-1920 VNIR imager to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). NRC’s flight research laboratory in Ottawa will use this new hyperspectral micro imager in support of their on-going multi-disciplinary development of UAV-based applied science applications.

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ITRES Move to New Facilities Completed

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Calgary, January 8, 2016 – Happy New Year everyone! On December 1, ITRES moved into its new upgraded and more modern facilities. The relocation went very smoothly with minimal disruption to our new imaging sensor builds and on-going design and survey contract work. Multiple sensor deliveries to clients around the world were made in the month leading up to the move, so needless to say, we were kept on our toes!

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ITRES’ new facilities

In addition to offering more space, our new headquarters has an optimized floor plan for our core activities: optical, mechanical, and electronic design and manufacturing and our hyperspectral and thermal surveys (Operations) group.

microCASI First Light Imagery

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Calgary, December 14, 2015

ITRES is pleased to present the very first raw imagery acquired by our new microCASI. This wide-swath, 288-band (programmable) hyperspectral VNIR micro system is under 2.5kg in weight and has been designed for use in both unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) as well as desktop and industrial imaging use.

Larger samples of the images seen below are found on the microCASI First Light Image page or by clicking on the image below.

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ITRES Micro System Rebranding

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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.

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ITRES is Moving

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Calgary, October 1, 2015 – ITRES is excited to announce the coming move of our corporate headquarters to a new and larger space in Calgary! Our existing location has served us well, but our continued growth has made things a little cramped for our hyperspectral imager design, manufacturing, and global air survey activities.

Only our physical address is changing. We’re keeping our existing telephone number (+1-403-250-9944). Read More

TABI-1800 Deployed for 2015 Wildfire and Hotspot Mapping Season

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Calgary, July 8, 2015 – ITRES and Geodesy crews have been deployed to Northern Alberta to provide rapid response high altitude thermal infrared wildfire mapping services.

Within 24 hours of receiving the order to deploy from Calgary, the TABI-1800 was in the northern half of the province and imaging active fires starting at dusk. Georeferenced and analyzed regional map products are being delivered by 6am following the night time data collection to assist ground teams in understanding the changing characteristics of the fire towards their assignment of air and ground fire suppression crews. Read More

New Ultraviolet Airborne Mapping Camera Delivered to CRS SIA Latvia

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Calgary, August 28, 2013 – What is likely the world’s first wide-swath airborne ultraviolet mapping system, the UVC-1800, was recently delivered to the Institute for Environmental Solutions, of Riga, Latvia. IES will be adding this broadband camera’s UV coverage to their existing multiple-spectrum airborne laboratory. In addition to Lidar, using their ITRES imaging sensor suite IES can provide multiple-spectrum mapping imagery covering the ultraviolet, visible-near infrared, and shortwave, midwave and longwave infrared regions.

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Thank you very much for your interest in our hyperspectral and thermal products and services.