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Hyperspectral Cameras

Hyperspectral Cameras

The Hyper-Cam is an advanced passive infrared hyperspectral imaging system combining high spatial and spectral resolution capabilities. The Hyper-Cam provides real-time radiometrically calibrated data, ideal for gas detection and identification, mineral studies, infrared signature measurements, and other spectral imaging measurement applications. The Hyper-Cam line includes sensors designed for both ground-based and airborne measurement configurations.

The Hyper-Cam Mini series is optimized for ground-based measurements, featuring a low-SWaP design ideal for deployment into the most remote measurement locations. Available in midwave and longwave infrared configurations, the Hyper-Cam Mini series is well-suited to a wide variety of gas detection and other measurement challenges. The Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini is a revolutionary hyperspectral imaging system designed to fit small aircraft and other compact vehicles. This lightweight imaging sensor is a versatile tool for hyperspectral IR surveys, and a unique instrument for real-time gas detection and identification.

Key Benefits

Best spectral resolution on the market
No camera does it better than the Hyper-Cam.
Best sensitivity on the market
The Hyper-Cam is able to detect and identify extremely small amounts of gases down to ppm levels (parts per million).
Lightweight and compact (Mini Series)
Our Mini Series (Hyper-Cam Mini xLW and Hyper-Cam Mini Airborne) feature cameras that are easily transportable. The Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini can be installed into an aircraft in minutes, and the Hyper-Cam Mini xLW has a low SWaP for ease of use anywhere.
Two modes of acquisition
Use it in mapping or targeting mode
Real-time capabilities
Detect and identify gases in real-time (as an option in the Airborne Mini version).

More about the Hyper-Cam

Discover the Hyper-Cam Mini xLW
With its small Size, Weight and Power (low SWaP), the new Hyper-Cam Mini xLW can be utilized in harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations to facilitate high-quality infrared spectral imaging measurements.
Discover the HC Airborne Mini
With its separate optical head and processing unit, swappable fore-optics and powerful software suite, this Hyper-Cam was designed with flexibility in mind.
Get impressive gas detection
With the Telops Hyper-Cam, you can detect and identify gases and locate them precisely in an image or video, pixel by pixel. Recently, scientists from Linköping University, in Sweden, were able to film low-concentration methane emissions in real time - a breakthrough that could play a significant role in the fight against climate change. Their results were published in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change.
Obtain geo-referenced data
The Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini produces orthorectified, geo-referenced infrared gas detection images which can be overlayed with Google Earth to quickly identify a gas leak. Here, a 10 g/s methane leak is seen at an altitude of 600 m.
Learn how it is used to quantify methane
Magnus Gålfalk is a senior lecturer based at Linköping University with an expertise in environmental science. He uses the Hyper-Cam to measure and calculate methane fluxes from natural sources like lakes and wastewater treatment plants, with the goal of identifying hotspots of methane emission leading to more accurate estimates of greenhouse gas fluxes.
Learn how it is used to quantify methane - Part 2
David Bastviken is a professor at Linköping University. David’s research focuses on the challenge to properly quantify greenhouse gas fluxes from complex landscapes. He and his team have been working to develop new tools to measure carbon dioxide and methane fluxes. Current projects are focused on developing methods that provide high spatial resolution of carbon dioxide and methane fluxes to increase the accuracy of ecosystem level estimates of greenhouse gas emissions.
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm)
Hyper-Cam iMW 3.0 - 5.0 InSb 320 x 256 30
Hyper-Cam iMWE 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 320 x 256 30
Hyper-Cam iMWEF 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 320 x 256 30
Hyper-Cam iMWF 3.0 - 5.0 InSb 320 x 256 30
Midwave Series
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm)
Hyper-Cam LW 7.7 - 11.8 MCT 320 x 256 30
Very Long Wave Series
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm)
Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini 7.4 - 11.8 SLS 320 x 256 30
Hyper-Cam Mini MWf 2.9 - 5.2 SLS 320 x 256 30
Hyper-Cam Mini xLW 7.5 - 12.4 SLS 320 x 256 30
Mini Series
Motorized polarizer
Allows hyperspectral measurements in a linear polarization state at a user-defined angle, for better discrimination of targets, such as man-made objects, surface contaminants and liquid films.
0.25x telescope
Telops-designed telescope, FOV of 24 × 20°
3.5x telescope
Telops-designed telescope, FOV of 1.8 × 1.5°
Reveal D&I
Automatic gas detection and identification software.


Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR)

"We have an excellent ongoing experience with the Hyper-Cam LWIR hyperspectral sensor since 2006. We have used the obtained database for diverse R&D projects in the fields of gas detection and quantification, aerosol classification, validation of radiative transfer models and many other applications of environmental monitoring.”

- Eyal Agassi, PhD, Senior researcher, Environment physics department, IIBR