Telops has introduced a new compact hyperspectral imaging system, the Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini built on their existing Hyper-Cam. The Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini weighs 50 pounds (23 kg) and has a volume of roughly one cubic foot, enabling it to be installed into small aircraft. The Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini measures in the longwave infrared (7.4–11.8 µm) region. It can be used to spot indicator minerals during geological exploration missions, provide true signature measurement of military targets, detect gas leaks at an oil plant or quantify VOC emissions to support environmental compliance efforts.
In-flight operation of the Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini is controlled by the software that continuously adapts parameters to the flight conditions, and there is an active stabilisation platform coupled with an Image Motion Compensation system. Once in the air, the control and processing unit can automate the data acquisition process or allow the user to retain full control over acquisition parameters. An optional plug-in runs powerful data analysis algorithms to present gas detection, identification and quantification results in real-time.