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Multispectral Imaging Spectrocam


Spectrocam multispectral cameraSpectrocam multispectral imaging system

The SpectroCam Multispectral Imaging (MSI) system offers a sophisticated, flexible platform for development and deployment of various MSI applications. Designed to reduce development times and simplify the design cycle , SpectroCam features a high speed, continuously rotating filter wheel containing 8 interchangeable optical filters; combined with the scientific grade CCD array, this filter design creates a fully portable, fully configurable, high speed MSI camera. With minimal pixel shift and high frame rates, this dynamic system is a powerful product development tool.

SpectroCam systems are available in a turnkey format complete with lens, 8 interchangeable filters and acquisition software that can be used for innovative 2D spectroscopy research in a variety of fields including water quality measurement, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication. The system can also be customized for integration into specific OEM products. The platform is readily modified to meet your mechanical and environmental needs.

SpectroCam is available for R&D teams who need a quick turnkey solution. SpectroCam utilizes a wideband CCD capable of measurements that cover the Visible (VIS) through Near Infrared (NIR) spectrum and can be supplied with a standard set of filters, or outfitted with up to 8 different, interchangeable custom filters. The proprietary design allows for quick delivery while providing a system that suits your specific application needs today and for years to come. The SpectroCam offers a cost effective and versatile solution for your current and future MSI projects.

Typical systems start at $25,000

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Available filters from stock (center wavelength and bandwidth in nm):
860nm / 10nm• 850nm / 100nm• 800nm / 10nm• 775nm / 100nm• 740nm / 10nm• 682nm / 10nm• 675nm / 100nm• 650nm / 100nm• 620nm / 10nm  • 615nm / 100nm• 575nm / 100nm• 550nm / 100nm• 475nm / 100nm  

Spectrocam Applications
Materials absorb and reflect light different wavelengths. By choosing the correct spectral filter, the contrast of specific chemicals can be enhanced, and made more visible to the user. The images below illustrate some of the applications for Spectrocam in bilogical imaging, crop monitoring, food safety, sterilization, bioprocess, surveillance and counterfeit detection.
multispectral imaging of crop hydrationmultispectral imaging of beef bacteriamultispectral imaging of organic vapor emissionsmultispectral imaging of cell culture

Spectrocam is being used to develop a camera that can detect bed sores for patients with dark skin. Pressure ulcers begin as a pooling of blood in tissue thats been weakened by chronic pressure. The pooled blood absorbs light at 570nm due to hemoglobin. Fusing an image at 570nm, with one at 615nm resulted in an increase in contrast (M).

Spectrocam images of pressure ulcerreflection scattering spectra of various tissues hemoglobin peaks

Real-time Image Analysis Software

Image analysis Spectrocam hyperspectral camera lets you program alorithms in real time

Technical Specifications

Sensor: Sony ICX285
Size: 2/3" monochrome
Pixel Size: 6.45x6.45um (microns)
Resolution: 1392 (h) x 1040 (v)
Sensing Area: 8.98 (h) x 6.7 (v) mm
Scanning System: Progressive scan
Signal to Noise Ratio: greater than 58dB (@ 0dB gain)
Exposure: 63us to 33ms
Gain: -6 to +24 dB
Frame Rate: up to 30 frames per second (full frame, operation mode dependant)
Digital Video Output: GigE Vision Compliant, Monochrome
Bit Level: 8 bits, 10 bits, 10 bits packed, 12 bits, 12 bits, packed
Digital Interface: GigE
Pixel Clock: 58MHz
Universal Power Supply: 100 to 240VAC, 47 to 63Hz, Thermal / Voltage / Current protected
Application Software: National Instruments Lab View based, modules available
Image File Format: PNG, BMP, TIFF, JPG (with Time/Date stamp)
Operational Modes:
  • Fast (25fps, global exposure and gain)
  • Sequence (9fps, individual exposure and gain)
  • Index (up to 30fps, movie mode, exposure 63us to 2 seconds, TBD)

Customizable Options

  • 8 optical filter positions with interchangeable filters
  • Stock filters or custom designs for specified wavebands
  • Scientific CCD array or various sensor/camera options
  • Standard compact size or customized housing for a variety of mechanical and environmental requirements.
  • Acquisition software or customized user interface
  • Proof of concept prototypes to high volume manufacturing
  • OEM & fully integrated versions available

Standardized Demonstration Units Available

  • Wideband CCD, sensitive from VIS to NIR
  • 1392 x 1040 resolution, 6.45 micron pixels
  • 20 fps at full resolution, continuous operation
  • Choice of up to 8 interchangeable wide or narrowband filters
  • GIG-E interface, 8-12 bit output
  • National Instruments based acquisition software available
  • Standard Nikon™ F-Mount for a range of lens choices, focal lengths, FOV’s
  • Compact size
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