cosine is considered a front-runner in developing spectral imaging applications. While spectroscopic techniques allow one to measure specific characteristics of a substance, the interpretation often remains abstract. An image however, says more than 1000 words. The wealth of information provided by spectral imaging allows us to see and measure the distribution of properties such as chemical/biological composition, vegetation health, water content and contamination in a spatially resolved manner.
Hyperspectral imaging VIS/NIR
Hyperspectral imaging provides the solution to make images of spectral features of the object or scene. Hyperspectral imaging in the Visual or Near Infrared part of the spectrum is becoming more accessible to an increasing number of applications. cosine can use its extensive knowledge and know-how to rapidly develop applications for your purpose.
cosine has access to several methods for hyperspectral imaging, or even imaging spectroscopy if very high spectral resolution is required, building on its heritage in scientific spectroscopic instrumentation.
Hyperspectral imaging UV or IR
Because of our space heritage, cosine is used to building measurement systems in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. From Gamma ray and X-ray, through the UV and visible, right into Infra Red and beyond.
Where Hyperspectral imaging in the VIS/NIR is experiencing a swift uptake, many properties of the measured object of choice are detected at other wavelengths. At cosine, we have expertise and know-how at our disposal in the UltraViolet and InfraRed.
Many substances tend to emit electromagnetic radiation of a certain wavelength, after they have absorbed light of another wavelength. In combination with Hyperspectral imaging this phenomenon can lead to spectacular results. In this picture fungi on roses are made visible, using these techniques.
We can also apply our knowledge of optics to decrease the area of interest, in order to non-destructively acquire the absorption, reflectance and fluorescence spectra of (small) samples. This information can subsequently be analyzed using specific models to search for the presence of particular substances.