The SpectroCam is an optically integrated RGB camera with a spectrometer. Thus, SpectroCam with two sensors for image (spatial) and spectral data acquisition provides high resolution spectral features and high resolution spatial features.
Spectral features: The 2048 spectral channels of the spectrometer provide high spectral resolution data for the analysis of spectral features in visible and NIR. This high resolution is provided over a well-defined narrow FOV (field of view). The FOV is pointed at areas of homogeneous spectral properties, visible in the RGB camera image.
Spatial features: 640×480 images are derived from the RGB camera. Spectrometer and Camera are coaxial and synchronised; The Camera shows the precise FOV of the spectrometer for referencing the spectral data to the object’s image data and geo-referencing.
The SpectroCam is developed for both laboratory and fieldwork. It is a multi-use system with a computer for signal integration of spectra and images. The SpectroCam has low weight (< 400 g), with low-cost components.
State of art calibration of models and fieldwork supporting projects, using the combination of RGB camera and high resolution spectrometer, from which the remote sensing data are calibrated is now possible with the SpectroCam. The SpectroCam generates reliable spectral data with geo-referenced images.
SpectroCam has its own software applications for data acquisition. RGB image showing the info about the standard white reference and the FOV of the spectrometer imaged on a rectangle relative to the much wider FOV of the camera with an interface that displays the reflectance spectrum.