Hyperspectral Imaging Technology
Enabling ubiquitous hyperspectral imaging
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) refers to the ability to acquire a full optical spectrum at each point in an image. Whereas a color camera can only capture the intensity of incoming light in one of three colors—red, green and blue—a hyperspectral camera also captures the wavelengths of the light reflected from each point in a scene. Therefore, the move from color to full hyperspectral imaging yields exponentially more information, with tremendous value potential for myriad applications.
• Security and defense
• Autonomous vehicles
• Consumer smartphones
How the Technology Works
PARC is actively working to enable the hyperspectral imaging ecosystem with PARC’s hyperspectral imaging technology, which is the only such technology with the size, weight, cost and performance suitable for mass-market adoption. Based on an elegant reversal of the operating principle of a liquid-crystal display, the PARC technology relies on a liquid-crystal layer about as thick as a human hair to encode hyperspectral information. It can therefore be integrated anywhere image sensors are currently used, including on smartphones.
PARC has a separate hyperspectral imaging technology, with the same benefits as the above, suitable for systems in constant linear motion, such as fixed-wing drones, nanosatellites, and conveyor inspection systems.
Contact PARC today to discuss how PARC’s hyperspectral imaging technology can be used in your application. We can develop a custom project, and we also offer our technology for license. Finally, we can refer you to our partner to purchase off-the-shelf cameras integrating our technology for evaluation in your application.
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.
PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.