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January 26, 2015
BaySpec Introduces World’s Smallest UAV-Optimized Hyperspectral Imager

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 — BaySpec, Inc., a leading provider of miniaturized spectral engines, introduces the OCI-UAV™, a new ultra-compact version of its award winning OCI-Series Hyperspectral Imagers.  (OCI is a phonetic spelling of “All Seeing Eye”.)

OCI-UAV Series Hyperspectral Imager

The OCI-UAV hyperspectral camera is designed specifically for use on unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAV/UAS), remotely operated vehicles (ROV), or anywhere needed. Without compromising performance in this small form factor, the OCI-UAV™ with miniature single-board-computer acquires Visible-Near Infrared VIS-NIR hyperspectral data with continuous spectral and spatial coverage.

Operating the OCI-UAV is automatic and requires minimal human set-up. The OCI-UAV design features signification reduction in size (camera head only 8 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm weighing approximately 0.4 lbs, ~180 g), with a computer, and faster data transfer rate (up to 120 fps) with automatic data capturing and processing.

Key Features/Benefits:

  • Ultra-compact and light-weighted.
  • Effortless integration to existing camera-ready systems
  • True push-broom (OCI-UAV-1000) and snapshot (OCI-UAV-2000) with computer and storage packaged together in an extremely compact package, specifically design for UAV/ROV applications
  • Fast frame rate up to 120 fps
  • Innovative non-slit design significantly reduces system complexity and produces highest quality hyperspectral cube which does not rely on GPS/IMU data for cube reconstruction
  • Real-time image data preview
  • Ready-to-fly UAV system available

µUAV Applications

Unlike conventional hyperspectral imagers, which rely on intensive software efforts for orthorectification, the OCI-UAV-1000 features innovative “True Push-broom” where the imager can move to scan at random speeds. The OCI-UAV-2000 is a snapshot multispectral imager that fundamentally eliminating artifacts caused by vibrations in flight. These advancements significantly reduce requirements on UAV/ROV integration.

BaySpec also provides ready-to-fly hyperspectral total solutions. Augmenting the extreme compactness with uncompromised performance, automatic operation and data processing make the OCI-UAV a straightforward system for applications, such as: precision agriculture, airborne mini UAV/ROV, remote sensing, ground survey, forest survey, environmental studies, law enforcement, forensics, security and defense, mining and geology, oil and gas exploration, ocean monitoring, among others.

BaySpec will be demonstrating the OCI-UAV at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, February 10-12th, booth #711.

For more information visit us on the web: http://www.bayspec.com/category/spectroscopy/hyperspectral-imaging/.

About BaySpec

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, CA), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, from UV-VIS spectrometers to portable/transportable NIR, SWIR and Raman analyzers, Raman Microscopes, Mass Spectrometers and Hyperspectral Imagers for the homeland security, military/defense, forensics, R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food & agriculture, semiconductor, and the optical telecommunications industries.

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