A major project to design a high-tech imaging system which could revolutionise a diverse range of industries will be under discussion at a leading industry conference this week.
The project is a collaboration between Glyndŵr innovations, Airbus Defence and Space, the University of Leicester and DL Optics and is intended to design and build a prototype hyperspectral payload for airborne applications.
It follows a successful application to Airbus Endeavr Wales, a research and technology fund supported by Airbus and Welsh Government, and will see work carried out at the OpTIC centre in St Asaph and at Airbus in Newport.
Hyperspectral imaging is an emerging technology, which uses optical technology to analyse the composition of objects.
The collaboration between the academic and industry partners will create a prototype whose data can be used to secure further funding to build a fully operational system for deployment on a satellite or a high altitude pseudo-satellite platform. The prototype will be built by mid-2019.