Hyperspectral and multispectral imaging


Lab for hyperspectral and multispectral imaging at Fraunhofer IWS
© Fraunhofer IWS
Lab for hyperspectral and multispectral imaging at Fraunhofer IWS

The hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and multispectral imaging are techniques fort he spatial and spectral recording of images. They combine the advantages of well-known UV-, VIS, NIR- and MIR-spectroscopy with the advantages of exisiting machine vision systems. The high recording speed of the spectral images allow all applications from laboratory scale to process intregated maesurements. By an intelligent data anlysis and combination of spectral and picture-based information analysis fundamentally new, powerful applications under ‚Industry 4.0‘ and ‚Big Data‘ can be established.





  • Headwall Hyperspec UV
  • detection range 250 nm – 600 nm
  • Headwall Hyperspec VNIR
  • detection range 400 nm – 1000 nm
  • EMCCD, highest sensitivity
  • Headwall Hyperspec VNIR
  • detection range 400 nm – 1000 nm
  • uncooled, fan-free
  • Headwall µ-Hyperspec
  • detection range 400 nm – 1000 nm
  • small and lightweight system, ~800 g
  • Headwall Hyperspec SWIR
  • detection range 1000 nm – 2500 nm
  • 200 Hz full frame


Measuring setups

imanto® obsidian tabletop system KUKA LBr iiwa HSI-RAMAN / HSI-based laser fluorescence experimental laboratory setups (3x)
  • diffuse light source imanto® lighting
  • Märzhäuser cross-table 200x200 mm
  • HSI-adoption
  • large and complex samples
  • laser based excitation: 514,5 nm or 785 nm
  • laser line generator
  • PI-MICOS linear stage
  • portal setups for UV, VNIR, SWIR systems
  • broadband UV-, line and spot lighting, diffuse light source imanto® lighting
  • linear stages PI-MICOS, convejor belt
  • sample holder: vacuum table, stepper motor (cylindrical samples)
  • special constructions according to customer requirements



Lenses Microscope

Schneider Kreuznach, Sill Optics, Navitar and other

  • C-Mount: divers standard and wide-angle lenses, telecentric lens; für UV, VNIR, SWIR

Askania Mikroskoptechnik Rathenow

  • C-Mount adoption, divers magnifications; for VNIR and SWIR
  • transmission and reflection setup
  • 3 axes motorized, Märzhäuser cross-table 100x100 mm

Software / Hardware

  • imanto® pro at every measuring setup
  • CAMO® Unscrambler, CAMO® Classification Engine, CAMO® Prediction Engine
  • Intel® MKL, Intel® IPP
  • EXTREME Optimization Library
  • EPIX CameraLink Framegrabber (divers, PCIe and ExpressCard)