Applications of Spectroscopy
Spectroscopy is widely used for the chemical analysis of matter of various kind. Spectrometers are used for the contactless chemical analysis in virtually any field of interest. Imaging spectrometers provide the opportunity for simple spatially resolved chemical analysis. Applications range from remote sensing applications over quality control in the food industry to plastics separation in the waste industry.
The Cubert GmbH provides the first of its kind, high resolution full frame imaging spectrometer. It records 2D-spatial information and all spectral bands at the same time. The complete imaging process takes as little as 1 ms (e.g. for measurements in sunlight). In contrast to the standard point or line scanning spectrometers, this novel technique is capable of the spectral imaging of moving objects or the work from small moving platforms without any image distortion. Additionally it offers the possibility of spectroscopic video capturing and analysis in real time.
New fields of application
This technique enhances old working fields of spectral imaging and enables completely new fields of application. For scientific users the hyperspectral imaging of fast processes is finally possible. Furthermore it enables distortion-free hyperspectral imaging from UAV platforms in remote sensing. In industrial applications this technique is the hassle-free alternative to the widely used monochrome and RGB industrial cameras with the only difference that, instead of the light intensity or the color, the chemical signature of the product can be observed.