Headwall and ReSe Applications Partner For Airborne Spectral Imaging Solutions
ReSe's Remote Sensing Software Combined with Headwall's Hyperspec® Airborne Sensors
Offers Orthorectification of Airborne Hyperspectral Data
June 07, 2012
Fitchburg, MA, June 7, 2012 - Headwall Photonics, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging
instruments, has announced that the PARGE® remote-sensing software by
ReSe Applications Schläpfer is available for Headwall's
family of Hyperspec® airborne hyperspectral sensors.
In offering commercial remote sensing customers a complete airborne hyperspectral solution, Headwall is able to take advantage
of ReSe's PARGE® software that provides orthorectification
and direct geocoding for airborne imagery data acquired with Headwall's
hyperspectral imaging sensors. The PARGE® software provides a reconstruction of the scanning geometry of airborne data cubes on a
pixel-by-pixel basis using the position and attitude of the airplane and can be used in conjunction with terrain elevation data.
Headwall's Hyperspec® family of hyperspectral sensors have been deployed extensively by earth scientists around the world for
commercial and civilian remote sensing applications. With a long history of leadership in the deployment of military and defense
sensors, Headwall has utilized the patented, aberration-corrected reflective Hyperspec® design to offer civilian customers and
researchers superb spectral and spatial imaging performance with a very wide field of view for flight swath efficiency.
"Providing a complete airborne solution comprising both sensor hardware, GPS/INS assembly, processing subsystems,
and orthorectification software is a prerequisite for successful use of airborne remote sensing technology,"
stated Dr. Daniel Schläpfer, owner and managing Director of ReSe Applications Schläpfer. "ReSe Applications is pleased
to partner with Headwall Photonics to offer this software capability. Headwall has been a leading provider of airborne
sensors going back many years to the US Navy's Ocean PHILLS program, which was already supported by ReSe."
According to Headwall CEO David Bannon, the company will take advantage of the ReSe remote sensing software to complement
its family of Hyperspec and Micro-Hyperspec airborne imagers. "Airborne remote sensing applications represent a key strategic
initiative for Headwall; the software capabilities offered by ReSe Applications are important to provide complete imagery
solutions for hyperspectral data sets," stated Bannon.
Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation
for industrial, commercial, and government markets.
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