The goal of hyperspectral imaging is to obtain the spectrum for each pixel in the image of a scene, with the purpose of finding objects, identifying materials, or detecting processes. Hyperspectral imaging is a quantum leap in imaging data analysis beyond the limitations of panchromatic and multispectral imaging alternatives. A space-based hyperspectral imaging system has the additional advantages of unfettered global coverage with repeat view and change detection capabilities.
The HYPERSATSM space-based hyperspectral imaging service uses a spectrometer orbiting on a satellite bus to measure 200+ contiguous spectral bands with a sub-10 meter ground sample distance reflecting from the Earth’s surface, capturing the information in 3-D data cubes. All objects, materials, and processes have distinctive spectral signatures which enable their identification within these data cubes through machine-to-machine analysis. This allows their presence in specific locations on Earth to be detected from the satellite with great accuracy.
The HYPERSATSM imaging service is a major development in the earth observation sector — HyperSat LLC will be the first to market with high-quality, high-resolution, affordable hyperspectral imagery and analysis, providing clients in the government, agriculture & forestry, energy, and mining sectors with uniquely detailed hyperspectral information faster and more affordably than can be done through any existing platform. Over time, HyperSat LLC will build an unparalleled library of hyperspectral imagery covering key locations of interest across the globe.