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Company Overview of Headwall Photonics, Inc.

Company Overview

Headwall Photonics, Inc. designs and manufactures optical modules, subsystems, and diamond-turned and original holographic diffraction gratings. It offers original planar, aberration-corrected concave/convex, and Rowland circle gratings; hyperspectral and Raman imaging spectrometers; spectrographs and spectrometers; and precision manufacturing, optical design service, and collaborative engineering support. The company’s products are used in analytical, life sciences, telecommunications, test and measurement, process manufacturing, military and defense, commercial and industrial, research, airborne remote sensing, food safety and quality, forensics, biotechnology, medical sciences, microscopy...

601 River Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Headwall Photonics, Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer And Director
Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer And Director
Director of Business Development
Director of Engineering
Director of Engineering and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Headwall Photonics, Inc. Key Developments

Headwall Photonics Appoints Tom Breen as Director of Global Sales

Headwall Photonics has appointed Tom Breen as director of global sales. He will be responsible for managing Headwall's growing worldwide sales activities and strategic opportunities for hyperspectral and Raman imagers as well as the company's OEM integrated spectral instrumentation. Prior to joining Headwall, Breen held executive leadership positions at UTC Aerospace Systems where he was responsible for sales and business development of airborne and handheld products. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for General Dynamic's Axsys Technology Division in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Headwall Photonics Announces Availability of New Nano-Hyperspec Sensor for Commercial UAV Deployment

Headwall Photonics announced availability of its new Nano-Hyperspec sensor for commercial UAV deployment. The low-cost hyperspectral sensor operates in the VNIR (400-1,000nm) spectral range and includes onboard data processing and storage to minimize size, weight, and power constraints inherent with small, hand-launched UAVs. The Nano-Hyperspec sensor can be combined with optional GPS/IMU capabilities to provide an airborne configuration that is small, light, and fully integrated. The total sensor package with data processor and storage weighs approximately 1.5 lb. (0.6 kg) and measures a scant 3 inch x 3 inch x 4.7 inch (76.2mm x 76.2mm x 119.4mm). The VNIR sensor features 640 spatial bands and 270 spectral bands at a resolution of 2-3 nm. The frame rate of the Nano-Hyperspec is over 300 frames per second; usable data storage capacity is 480GB. Nano-Hyperspec is available in two options: OEM-programmable sensor configuration and high-performance sensor configuration for end-users.

Headwall Announces Availability of Completely Integrated Airborne Solution

Headwall has announced availability of a completely integrated airborne solution that provides users with unmatched levels of hyperspectral image acquisition and data-processing performance. The core element of the solution comprises the company's Micro-Hyperspec hyperspectral sensor, which is based on the company's patented aberration-corrected sensor design. The use of aberration-corrected diffractive optics designed and manufactured by the company allows the Micro-Hyperspec sensor to achieve outstanding performance: very high signal-to-noise characteristics, a very wide field-of-view, and high spatial and spectral resolution. Elements of the solution include a GPS unit, a compact, lightweight Hyperspec Data Processing Unit, and airborne-specific hyperspectral software providing image acquisition, sensor control, and synchronization for flight-plan efficiency. Every element of the solution is optimized for airborne use, in platforms ranging from small, hand-launched UAVs to fixed-wing aircraft and multi-rotor airframes.

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