MWIR infrared hyperspectral camera prototype developed in 1994 successfully proved the concept of using diffractive optics for imaging spectroscopy and went on to develop numerous programs and products for defense and security as well as fugitive gas leak imaging for the industrial oil and gas industries
Based on the proof of concept legacy camera first developed in 1994 the Sherlock was developed to meet the needs of industry in oil and gas for the detection and identification of fugitive gas leaks. The Sherlock gas imaging camera has been sold world-wide
With support of a US Army SBIR and additional support from SOCOM the Helios LWIR Hyperspectral imaging system was developed. The sensor weighs less than 5 pounds and can be flown on a group 1 drone. All optics and actuation system are embedded in the dewar. Using a lenslet array configuration enabling the collection of a complete hyperspectral data cube from 8 to 11 microns in less than a second.