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Our History Highlights

In addition to our general activities in sensor sales and hyperspectral survey projects, below are some of the notable highlights from ITRES’ history.


Highlights of 2014 (to date)

  • μVNIR-1920 introduced. Small footprint, lower-cost, programmable hyperspectral (up to 288 spectral bands) visible and near-infrared mapping imager designed for both ground use and with small UAVs. Internal calibration system. Accepts GPS/IMU, easy Lidar integration. Custom fore-optics available.
  • μTIR-640 introduced. Broadband thermal pushframe coverage across 3.7-4.8 microns, high thermal resolution. Accepts GPS/IMU, easy Lidar integration, internal blackbody calibration source. Custom fore-optics available.
  • TABI-1800 continues government-contracted wildfire mapping work.
  • Another multi-sensor sale to new European client.

Highlights of 2013

  • UVC-1800 wide-swath, pushframe ultraviolet camera introduced. Provides broadband UV coverage between 0.28 to 0.375 microns.
  • TABI-1800 continues government-contracted wildfire mapping work.

Highlights of 2012

  • Introduction of thermal search and rescue TSR-1800 system for searches over ocean and tundra. Features automated thermal anomaly detection and georeferencing, 0.05 degrees C temperature sensitivity, moving map.
  • TABI-1800 continues government-contracted wildfire mapping work.

Highlights of 2011

  • Antarctica’s first airborne hyperspectral survey (VNIR + SWIR + LWIR) completed with British Antarctic Survey and DRDC Suffield
  • TABI-1800 Ultra-high resolution modification completed to address power line mapping application (pixel resolutions down to ~2 cm achievable)
  • TABI-1800 passes government testing for wildfire mapping
  • Multiple sensor system with gyro-stabilization delivered to Chinese client
  • TABI-1800 put into service mapping wildfires in Northern Alberta; fly at night, deliver processed and analyzed fire maps in morning.
  • Work begins on compact, 320-pixel version of SASI (SWIR) imager
  • Hyperspectral TASI (LWIR) and CASI-1500 (VNIR) delivered to multiple European clients

Highlights of 2010

  • TABI-1800 inaugural flight success
  • TABI-1800 inaugural night flight
  • TASI, sensor calibration systems for CASI, SASI, TASI, and motorized calibration cart delivered to repeat customer
  • 10,000 km2, High-altitude survey completed in South America using SASI/CASI for geological application

Highlights of 2009

  • Work continues on TABI-1800 development.
  • Design of In-Flight Processing System (IPS) begins.
  • SpaRCal™ (Spectral and Radiometric Calibration) system released.
  • Motorized calibration cart developed.

Highlights of 2008

  • MASI-600 introduced; Design begins for new 1800-pixel broadband thermal imager (TABI-1800).
  • Large scale thermal mapping project in US geared towards measuring building heat loss for government installations conducted.
  • Gyro-stabilized mount (Leica PAV30) integrated with a dual VNIR/SWIR (CASI-1500/SASI-600) sensor package.

Highlights of 2007

  • Triple hyperspectral sensor system: VNIR, SWIR, and TIR delivered
    to a client.
  • UAV-compatible, smaller footprint, VNIR hyperspectral imaging system with Mini-ICU developed.

Highlights of 2006

  • MuSIC™ (Multiple Sensor Instrument Controller) released.
  • First multi-spectral region/multi-sensor sale.
  • RF-based remote operation and monitoring system developed
    and delivered.
  • Miniaturized ICU released.
  • TASI-600 hyperspectral thermal sensor released.

Highlights of 2004

  • Sensor development program with JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise) and Optech Incorporated introduces custom wide array CASI-1500 fused to SHOALS 300T Lidar system for benthic cover mapping.
  • Developed smaller configurations of the CASI-1500 and SWIR systems.

Highlights of 2003

  • 2001 to 2003 – Multi-temporal remote sensing study in USA.

Highlights of 2002

  • CASI-1500 developed.
  • Large-scale coastal mapping project in USA.

Highlights of 2001

  • TIR sensor development.
  • SWIR sensor development.
  • Large scale remote sensing projects.

Highlights of 2000

  • Continued CASI and Lidar integration.
  • Sensor fusion developed.
  • Real time processing system developed for land mine detection.
  • Second generation CASI developed.
  • 1998 to 2000 – Large scale agriculture programs in North and South America.
  • 1997 to 2000 – Large scale forestry applications.

Highlights of 1979 to 1999

  • 1999 – CASI and Lidar integration for the Environment Agency, UK.
  • 1999 – ITRES expands into the United States, opening an office in Englewood, Colorado.
  • 1996 – ASI Applications Group. Incorporated geo-correction of data.
  • 1992 – Tech-transfer program in Brazil.
  • 1989 – First commercial CASI flown and sold.
  • 1988 – Design and development of CASI (Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager).
  • 1985 to 1987 – Evaluation of CCD sensor applications, including measurement of X-rays.
  • 1980 to 1984 – Developed concept for, and participated in fabrication of an early CCD-based spectrograph (FLI) for the Canadian Government.
  • 1979 – ITRES founded.