MUSES9-HS is a staring hyperspectral imager. Τhe heart of this camera model is an electro-optic filter module (EOFM) that selects and tunes the imaging central wavelength. The EOFM is synchronized with the imaging sensor(s), so that several images are captured during spectral scanning. The acquired dataset (spectral cube) comprise the basis for calculating the spectra in every, pixel-size image location. Notably, in every tuning step, live spectral images are immediately available for real time spectral inspection.

Competing technologies, based on the spatial scanning of a point or a line spectrometer (push broom systems) cannot generate live spectral images, while, at the same time, the camera and scanning package is bulky and heavy. As such, they are suitable mostly for table-top, indoor applications.

The staring and portable design of MUSES9-HS is clearly advantageous over traditional solutions, by providing live spectral image inspection and handheld operation. This expands the addressable range of applications and allows for examining precious samples in their natural location.

The MUSES9-HS software offers high level of automation, requiring no technical skills for system’s operation. It also offers advanced tools for spectral classification, which generates and displays spectral maps depicting the spectral topography of the sample/scene. Importantly, when this is combined with spectral libraries and proper machine learning models, the system’s analytical capabilities are greatly improved.

Basic Specifications

  • 4-6 Megapixels C-MOS @ 25 f/s (Plus InGaAs sensor for model-HS1700) in the 370-1100nm spectral range (370-1700nm for model-HS1700)
  • 5-20 nm FWHM and 2-5nm tuning step
  • >150 spectral images 4-6 millions of spectra
  • 5-15 s scanning time
  • Spectral and color imaging
  • USB 3 interface
  • Integrated software for camera control image handling, achieving and processing and spectral mapping
  • accepts all kinds of lenses and microscopes
  • low power-battery operation is supported

Indicative Applications

Non destructive testing, analysis of historic manuscripts, pigment identification, analysis of deterioration effects, art conservation and authentication, remote sensing, quality control, biological samples, forensics, microscopy.




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