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Products – from research and development to solutions

HyperScout product line

Our series of miniaturized hyperspectral imaging instruments with their own brain. Including HyperScout 1, HyperScout 2, HyperScout M and HyperScout H.

cosine’s HyperScout combines spectral and thermal imaging with onboard analytics and artificial intelligence. It is designed to be operated on nano, micro and larger satellites. Our instrument enables the use of real-time Earth Observation data in various applications for your insights and decisions. Available for order.


T-Scout is the first multi-spectral infrared imager with high resolution made for small satellites. It is designed to be operated on nano, micro and larger satellites. Making use of new developments in detector technology and calibration, T-Scout can realize high quality infrared measurements which could not previously be achieved on affordable platforms. Available for order.

Silicon Pore Optics (SPO)

The most lightweight high-quality X-ray optics in the world.  Selected for ESA’s  Athena mission. The SPO optics are modules that consist of stacked X-ray mirrors that together form a small X-ray lens. Due to the light passing through hollow pores, the modules have very low mass compared to other X-ray optics technology with similar imaging resolution.

Engineering services – from idea to product


During a (half)day workshop at cosine or your location we discuss your business and measurement challenges. Together we brainstorm on ideas and directions for technical solutions, making some firm steps forward! We offer a workshop starting at €815 excl VAT. Interested in discussing the possibilities?


In an assessment study we analyze the customer challenge, requirements, playing field and technical options, with desk research and expert interviews. We look for pre-existing products or solutions, also in other sectors. We define concepts and validate their value in a trade-off. An assessment ranges from €6.000 to €27.900 excl VAT.


In the feasibility phase the critical enablers of the proposed technical concept will be validated by developing, building and testing a proof-of-concept in our labs. Ideally based on representative samples that can be provided by the customer. In most cases a feasibility study can be completed within two to six months.


In the product phase we build and deliver one or more product(s) at several Technical Readiness Levels. From breadboards and models to validating the concept in lab environments, to prototypes and full custom measurement systems for field use (MCF) which can be used in full operation.

Scale up

In the scale up phase we develop, engineer, test and qualify the product for industrial series production in close cooperation with production and commercial partners as needed or support our clients in realizing in-house series production.

Facilities – development and production in one location

Development facilities

cosine has optical and electronic integration spaces for development of measurement systems such as hyperspectral, thermal, and altimetric instruments. Availability of significant optical table space allows for many setups and technologies to be developed concurrently. Based on a specification of the measurement problem, cosine develops a measurement method specifically for your needs. The chosen technology or solution is then demonstrated in a laboratory setup.


cosine has significant development space, including separate cleanrooms for plate cleaning & inspection, plate stacking & mirror module integration, optical development & integration, testing and quality control. Within these cleanrooms, cosine develops techniques for quality control such as fringe reflection techniques, interferometric analysis and laser scanning. Multiple robot arms perform all handling of the stacks, including stacking and discarding plates which do not meet our requirements. The robotics set-ups are unique and have been designed in house.

Testing & qualification facilities

In our testing and qualification laboraties we test and qualify optical, opto-electronic and electronic (sub)systems. This includes testing of high-power lasers, testing under vacuum and at lowered or elevated temperatures, if necessary under cleanroom conditions. In our environmental testing laboratories we perform shock testing, vibration testing and thermal vacuum testing to qualify equipment for space and other extreme environmental conditions.

Production facilities

cosine builds measurement systems according to your requirements, including hardware and software. We can integrate one of our measurement systems into your system, such as your production line, laboratory automation system or in the field. Our measurement system will be fully documented and can be delivered including instructions, on-site commissioning and training. Depending on the requirements resulting from the environment in which the system will be used, production of the first unit(s) can take between a month and a year. cosine builds one-off systems and small series in house. We can organize the production of larger series with our partners.