Hyperspectral Imagers, Bodkin Design

Bodkin Design’s series of Hyperspectral imagers use a patented HyperPixel Array™ (HPA™) to capture spectral and spatial information in one instantaneous video frame using a commercial off-the-shelf focal plane array. This unique technology creates a robust system free of moving parts that eliminates motion artifacts and maximizes signal-to-noise.

The data cube is divided into orthogonal constituents of wavelength and two spatial locations. The processing system uses a staring array of HyperPixels™. Each HyperPixel™ is a separate spectrographic channel capable of resolving hundreds of spectral bins (segments of spectrum).  Since it does not scan, there is no temporal distortion of the spatial information.

The nature of the design makes the HPA™ ideal for high-speed hyperspectral imaging of transient events and for observation from moving platforms. The device has no moving components making the system virtually immune to mechanical failure. The unique optical system provides a fully registered, hyperspectral data cube on every video frame. These compact devices can be designed to operate over any waveband and can interface with virtually any foreoptic, from telescope to microscope.

Bodkin Design has developed systems that operate in wavelengths ranging from the visible through the LWIR in a variety of spatial and spectral resolution combinations.

The following chart outlines specifications for our hyperspectral imager product line:

Model Band Data Tube Resolution Frame Rate HFOV VFOV
# um H x V Bins mm/bin Hz deg deg
VNIR-20B 0.4-0.7 90 x 75 20 11.3 30    
VNIR-90 0.5-0.9 55 x 44 90 4.6 30    
MWIR-20 2-5 114 x 114 20 140 130 7.5 7.5
MWIR-60 3-5  17 x 13 60 34 60 4.8 3.6
  6.7 5.4
LWIR-62 7.8-10.9 13 x 10 62 50 15 7.3 5.5


Software Interface

All of our hyperspectral imaging systems produce data that is compatible with ENVI Image Processing & Analysis Solutions.


Hyperspectral Imagers Data Sheet, Bodkin Design & Engineering