Multi-sensor data fusion processing unit targets drones

February 15, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The HyperCore data processing unit designed by Headwall Photonics is specifically designed for UAV airborne applications requiring sensor fusion.

Measuring 89x76x76mm, the 640 gram unit combines powerful data processing and high capacity storage connections that make it suitable for fusing hyperspectral sensing data with many other sensor payloads on the aircraft.
Utilizing the company's spectral imaging application software, Hyperspec III, the 12W unit serves as the central connection point for remote-sensing instruments such as multiple hyperspectral sensors, LiDAR, thermal cameras, RGB instruments, GPS/IMU units, and many more.

HyperCore stores 500GB of incoming airborne data and features two Gigabit Ethernet connections, one base CameraLink connection, and a multi-purpose I/O port to handle GPS/INS, sensor commands, etc. Depending on the instruments being connected, Headwall supplies HyperCore with the necessary Hyperspec III software modules to provide a comprehensive operational platform.

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