Hyperspectral imaging

See more than the visible... and enable breakthrough discoveries in precision agriculture, medical, industrial machine vision, security surveillance and much more!

 

 

image courtesy of GAMAYA

Technology

Leveraging imec’s background in semiconductor fab, equipment and process technology, imec designs and manufactures interference based optical filters at wafer level, deposited and patterned directly on top of image sensor pixels. This unique CMOS based infrastructure provides very compact, clean and high yield optical filter integration with scalability to high-volume and low cost.

Sensors

Hyperspectral imaging sensors

Off-the-shelf hyperspectral image sensors, all based on CMOSIS CMV2000 image sensor, have been designed, manufactured and are available from imec in quantities of 1 to 1,000+.

Reference

Type

# Bands

Spectral range

Spatial resolution
(RAW, per band)

Speed (max)

More info

SNm2x2

Snapshot mosaic

4

RGB+NIR

1024 x 544 px

340 fps

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SNm4x4

Snapshot mosaic

16

460-630 nm

512 x 272 px

340 fps

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SNm5x5

Snapshot mosaic

25

600-1000 nm

409 x 218 px

340 fps

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SNt32

Snapshot tiled

32

600-1000 nm

256 x 256 px

340 fps

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LS100+

Linescan wedge

100+

600-1000 nm

2048 x length of scan

1360 lines / s

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LS150+

Linescan wedge

150+

470-900 nm

2048 x length of scan

1360 lines / s

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ARGUS multispectral

Linescan CCD TDI

7

RGB or custom

4096 x length of scan

42KHz

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Custom hyperspectral imaging sensors (with different image sensor base, filter specification, pattern layout, etc...) can be designed and manufactured based on specific application requirements.

Cameras

Hyperspectral imaging cameras

Hyperspectral imaging camera demo-kits including imec HSI sensor(s), camera housing, lens, tripod mounts, reflectance calibration tile, lighting solution, storage box and imec HSImager™ hyperspectral imaging software license are available from imec directly to ease your application work:

Reference

Interface

Type

# Bands

Spatial resolution
(RAW, per band)

Spectral range

Speed (max)

More info

XIMEA SNm2x2

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

4

1,024 x 544 px

RGB + NIR

120 fps

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XIMEA SNm4x4

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

460 - 630 nm

120 fps

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XIMEA SNm5x5

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

25

409 x 218 px

600 - 1000 nm

120 fps

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XIMEA SNt32

USB3.0

Snapshot tiled

32

256 x 256 px

600 - 1000 nm

120 fps

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PHOTONFOCUS SNm4x4

GigE

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

460 - 630 nm

40 fps

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PHOTONFOCUS SNm5x5

GigE

Snapshot mosaic

25

409 x 218 px

600 - 1000 nm

40 fps

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SNAPSCAN NIR

USB3.0

Snapshot & Linescan

100+

3,650 x 2,048 px

600 - 1000 nm

~ 200 ms

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SNAPSCAN VNIR

USB3.0

Snapshot & Linescan

150+

3,650 x 2,048 px

470 - 900 nm

~ 200 ms

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ADIMEC VNIR

Camera Link

Linescan

150+

2,048 x length of scan

470 - 900 nm

2KHz

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ARGUS multispectral

CoaXPress

Linescan analog TDI

7

4,096 x length of scan

custom

42KHz

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All camera demo-kits come with HSImager™, the most advanced hyperspectral imaging software developed by imec's integrated imaging & vision system team, to ensure the highest quality hyperspectral imaging datacubes reconstruction. Custom configurations of hardware and software packages are possible and can be discussed.

Hyperspectral imaging software imdc

Applications

  • Remote sensing
  • Precision agriculture
  • Medical guided surgery
  • Microscopy 
  • Skin-health
  • Waste recycling and management
  • Pharmaceutical defect inspections
  • Food sorting & quality grading
  • Industrial sorting
  • Security & counterfeit detection
  • Orthophoto hyperspectral aerial images of large test field of soybean cultures in Brazil: the color image is augmented with spectral features information recolored images to show where specific variations within crop cultures (e.g. disease pattern) are being observed to support precision agriculture decisions – Courtesy of GAMAYA
  • Snapshot hyperspectral image of skin: reconstructed color image (left), spectral plot of few spatial points within hand when one finger is deoxygenated with one tight rubber band (middle), overlay image of > 80% oxygenated skin (right).
  • Orthophoto hyperspectral aerial images of strawberry test field in Belgium: NDVI images (left) and chlorophyll index map (right) to support precision agriculture decisions – Courtesy of VITO and pcfruit
  • Snapshot hyperspectral imaging with SNm4x4 camera is able to estimate skin blood volume and oxygen saturation with high temporal and spatial resolution - courtesy of Linkoping university
  • Ripeness of avocados can be easily extracted thanks to their level of reflectance in the NIR wavelength bands. Spectral imaging of food is already being deployed for the food quality grading of fruits and vegetables like apples, kiwis, cherries, avocados, etc...
  • Blood smear slide image, obtained by the SNAPSCAN hyperspectral imaging camera mounted onto a LEICA pathology microscope: reconstructed color image (bottom) and classified image (top) showing red blood cells versus white blood cells versus background.
  • Single snapshot of imec SNAPSCAN hyperspectral imaging camera used to digitize artwork paint portrait of Jean Wouters (Oil on panel - Ghent, collection Jan Muller). Work realized in courtesy of Prof. dr. Maximiliaan Martens, Dept. Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies, Ghent University
  • Snapshot hyperspectral imaging of retina: HSI camera is mounted onto a Topcon fundus camera to extract oxygenation of the different vessels of the retina. Oxygenation maps of the retina are key in supporting early diagnostic of several eye and brain diseases such as Age Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Alzheimer Disease (AD) – Courtesy of Northwestern university
  • Snapshot hyperspectral imaging of the human brain under guided surgery: the HSI camera is mounted onto a Carl ZEISS surgery microscope. Reconstructed color / Hb / HbO / HbT maps of the brain are key in supporting accurate detection of brain tumors as well as to study hemodynamics of severe epilepsy patients – Courtesy of Polytechnique Montreal
  • Fluorescence hyperspectral imaging of four AlexaFluor dyes in living small animals subjects. Using targeted molecular imaging, fluorescent contrast agents find application in endoscopic cancer diagnosis and intra-operative tumour resections – Courtesy of University of Cambridge
  • Partners

    Opportunities to deploy commercial hyperspectral imaging are numerous, and cannot be addressed effectively by one single company. Imec's mission is to drive the effective development and commercialization of CMOS based hyperspectral imaging vision solutions, together with a broad ecosystem of partners at sensor, camera, software to application levels.

    Get in touch with one of our camera integrator partner to explore potential collaboration for OEM business:

    • XIMEA for USB3.0 cameras
    • PhotonFocus for GigE cameras
    • VRMAGIC for GigE and 10 GigE cameras
    • SENTECH for USB3.0 and GigE cameras
    • ADIMEC for camera Link cameras
    • BAYSPEC for portable, handheld cameras
    • 3D-ONE for GiGE and CameraLink mini with PoCL cameras
    • Tattile for smart cameras with integrated FPGA+CPU

    Get in touch with one of our hyperspectral imaging software partners to explore potential collaboration of technology integration:

    • Perception Park for access to Perception Park acceleration system and Studio software
    • NICTA for access to Scyllarus hyperspectral imaging software and toolbox

    Support

    For customers and partners of imec hyperspectral imaging activity, please visit our support portal (restricted access) to download the latest support documents and materials including:

    • Software
    • Manuals
    • Reports
    • Examples
    • Personal files

    Contact

    Jerome Baron

    Business Development Manager

    For more information regarding integrated imaging and vision systems, please contact Jerome Baron, Business Development Manager Integrated Imaging & Vision Systems.

     

    You can also reach one imec local contact point in your country or geography here.

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