We often hear the question why hyperspectral sensors should be considered over multispectral sensors as a common subject of discussion, since the latter usually are available at a significant lower price.
Furthermore, hyperspectral imaging sensors, when compared to their multispectral counterparts, are according to those arguments more difficult to handle because:
- (a) the amount of data would be too large
- (b) in the case of our hyperspectral snapshot technology the spatial resolution is too low and
- (c) last but not least, multispectral imaging delivers sufficient information content which makes hyperspectral data redundant.