Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing encompasses a wide range of airborne and ground applications, from commercial satellites focused on Earth Research to Mining & Exploration and Environmental Monitoring. Other applications include; Ground Truthing, Crops & Soils Research, Forestry, Ecology, Marine and Disaster Management.

PAS offer a complete suite of field-portable, handheld and airborne instruments for Remote Sensing, including ASD’s range of FieldSpec spectroradiometers and Headwall’s line of Hyperspectral sensors.




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  • Ground Truthing

    Ground Truthing The field collection of reflectance spectra of intact materials (often referred to as ground truth data collection) is essential for interpreting unknown materials in multi-spectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data, and validating sensor performance. Since sample removal for lab … read more.

  • Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral Imaging Hyperspectral imaging systems acquire images in over one hundred contiguous spectral bands. While multispectral imagery is useful to discriminate land surface features and landscape patterns, hyperspectral imagery allows for identification and characterization of materials. In addition to mapping distribution … read more.

  • Mining & Exploration

    Mining & Exploration Remote Sensing technology is an effective and widely established analytical method for geology and mineral exploration, and has proven extremely beneficial by providing access to dangerous or previously inaccessible sites.  Aerial imagery acquired from hyperspectral and multispectral imaging sensors … read more.

  • Environmental Monitoring

    Environmental Monitoring From forestry management and precision agriculture to pollution control, the science of hyperspectral sensing is playing a key role in helping to shape our environment in several positive ways. Fixed-wing aircraft and hand-launched, low-altitude UAVs represent a platform from which … read more.

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture For decades, scientists have used high-resolution reflectance spectra of minerals and soils to determine soil mineralogy, and to assess soil physical properties. A major breakthrough in these studies has been the use of visible-near infrared spectroscopy to develop quantitative calibrations … read more.

  • Ecology & Forestry

    Ecology & Forestry The study of light energy, as it interacts with plant life, provides a wealth of valuable information about the organisms themselves, as well as the environments in which they grow. The ability to measure irradiance from above, below, … read more.

  • Marine

    Marine Whether you consider the accelerated glacial melt caused by global warming, the eutrophication of regional lakes and reservoirs from urban and agricultural runoff, or the loss of wetlands through urban expansion and climate change, the impact of human activities on … read more.

  • Disaster Management

    Disaster Management Every ecological disaster leaves a spectral fingerprint…immediately and years after. The beauty of hyperspectral imaging is that certain spectral signatures can be catalogued and used to detect the presence of other, less visible problems before they turn into larger … read more.

  • Earth Observation

    Earth Observation Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors are space-qualified for critical earth-observation applications. This means not only being rugged from a mechanical and environmental perspective, but also having the spatial and spectral resolution needed to identify and analyze everything within the field of … read more.

Remote Sensing Products

Hyperspec® Fluorescence Sensor 755nm-775nm

Chlorophyll fluorescence sensors represent a key tool for the remote-sensing community. Light re-emitted after being absorbed by chlorophyll molecules of plant leaves is an indicator of ecological conditions and overall plant physiology. The spectral range of interest is roughly 754 to 775 nanometers (Near-Infrared, or NIR). The need is not only for a sensor that … read more.

D & P Instruments FTIR

D&P Instruments are a  global leader supplying portable and compact FT-IR spectrometers for field and industrial use through innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. TurboFT Progeny™ is the world’s first completely handheld Raman analyzer designed to seamlessly integrate into any work environment for Raw Material Identification of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic ingredient. Verification of trial materials, chemicals, solvents … read more.

Headwall Hyperspectral

Headwall's hyperspectral sensors are based on an all-reflective concentric technology using aberration-corrected gratings. Very high SNR, outstanding photometric accuracy, and exceptionally low stray light are key benefits of this technical approach. Robustness is achieved thanks to a design that uses no moving parts and diffraction gratings that are temperature insensitive. Headwall is the only hyperspectral instrument … read more.


High Performance NIR Spectroradiometers and Spectrometers  ASD Inc., a PANalytical company is recognized worldwide for providing high performance analytical instrumentation solutions to industrial and scientific markets. The ASD Inc. team solves real-world natural resource materials measurement problems.ASD Inc. was founded in 1990 and continues to design, manufacture, and sell sophisticated Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy instruments, solutions and applications expertise … read more.


Headwall’s HyperCore™ Data Processing Unit manages the high-speed computing function for airborne applications in a small and very light package. HyperCore™ is a small and powerful storage and management system that synthesizes the data streams from hyperspectral sensors plus a range of other instruments commonly used in airborne applications. This is especially beneficial for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) … read more.

FieldSpec Dual Collection Software

The FieldSpec® Dual collection software system leverages the value and utility of the world’s most trusted line of portable field spectrometers. The software intercalibrates and wirelessly synchronizes two ASD FieldSpec spectroradiometers to collect near simultaneous white reference and sample target radiance spectra. The system virtually eliminates errors associated with time varying atmospheric conditions, one of … read more.

Model 102

Model 102 Hand Portable FT-IR Spectrometer This hand portable, remote sensing field and industrial instrument is lighter and more versatile than our Model 101, which has served the research needs of scientists and engineers worldwide since 1991. Features   Lightweight, Single Package Design Thermally Stabilized Interferometer Embedded Pentium® PC Computer USB, Ethernet, and VGA ports Calibrated Output with Optional Thermally Stabilized Blackbody "Through-the-Lens" Viewing of … read more.


Turbo FT™: Fast Portable Spectral Sensors This compact field and industrial instrument is used for both ground based and airborne applications requiring high speed spectrometry, and utilizes our patented Turbo FT™ technology. Applications in remote sensing for geological mapping, airborne chemical agent detection, and online process control systems. Our rugged and compact design allows you to … read more.

Nano HyperSpec

A completely integrated lightweight VNIR hyperspectral Sensor for small UAV applications that includes on-board data-processing/storage and GPS/IMU. today’s UAVs are exceptionally small and light and they demand payloads to match. Headwall’s new Nano-Hyperspec® is a completely integrated hyperspectral sensor that is designed for the VNIR (400-1000nm) spectral range. A key advantage of Nano- Hyperspec is that it also includes on-board data … read more.

ASD FieldSpec® 4

FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res The ASD FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res spectrometer has been designed for faster, more precise spectral data collection in remote sensing applications. The enhanced spectral resolution of 8nm offered by the portable, ruggedised Hi-Res model is well suited to geologic applications and other fields of research that requires definition of narrow spectral features, especially in … read more.

ASD Handheld 2

The FieldSpec HandHeld 2TM and HandHeld 2 Pro — the latest in the FieldSpec line of premier spectroradiometers from ASD, the global leader in remote sensing spectroscopy instrumentation solutions. What’s New in the HandHeld 2   Now available with GPS capability!   On-board, tilting display for immediate spectrum display   Local push-button operation   Internal file storage of up to … read more.

Micro Hyperspec

900nm-1700nm and 400nm - 1000nm Headwall's Micro-Hyperspec NIR (900nm -1700 nm) & VNIR (400nm -1000 nm) imaging sensors offer extreme performance for the most demanding UAV and UGV applications. Micro-Hyperspec addresses the need for very small, lightweight, and robust hyperspectral imaging instruments capable of being deployed in harsh environments. The sensors are particularly well suited for applications … read more.