Airborne Hyperspectral

The SpecTIR Remote Sensing (SRS) Division, headquartered in Reno, NV, specializes in the collection and analysis of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data captured by our suite of VNIR and SWIR sensors.

SRS is responsible for conducting all phases of remote sensing operations, including flight/mission planning, sensor maintenance, data acquisition, data processing, and data analysis.

SRS members are highly experienced in the integration and deployment of sensors in diverse aerial platforms based throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our collection teams have staged out of job locations as varied as Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Chile.

For increased spectral coverage, SpecTIR has partnered with Aerospace Corporation in pairing our VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral scanning system with their mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) SEBASS sensor system for joint data collections.

Missions requiring very high spatial resolution imagery in conjunction with high spectral resolution data have led to SpecTIR’s development of a High Resolution Imager (HRI) that can be flown in tandem with our hyperspectral systems.

We believe high quality spectral and spatial imagery is the most critical aspect of any remote sensing project. Prior to flight, our sensors are fully characterized using state-of-the-art calibration equipment. Post-flight, raw data are carefully refined using SpecTIR’s standardized, fully documented preprocessing procedures. “Level 1” products include radiance, reflectance, and IGM/GLTs for image navigation/ortho-rectification. A full description of the process chain can be found here.

Level 2 image products may include radiometric balancing, flight line mosaics, or the generation of custom spectral products. Level 3 post-processing involves data exploitation, data fusion, and information extraction which is available through SpecTIR’s well-rounded imagery analysts and subject matter experts.

SpecTIR’s Remote Sensing services offer the flexibility to tailor projects to fit specific needs. Our project management staff works closely with clients during all job phases, and makes clear an understanding of possible limits and requirements of the hyperspectral data collection process and post data development. All efforts are made to maximize efficiencies while minimizing costs.


ProSpecTIR VS Specs [pdf]
ProSpeTIR SEBASS Mineral Mapping [pdf]
ProSpecTIR Mineral Exploration [pdf]
Calibration and Data Processing Overview [pdf]