Acquiring hyperspectral images with an interferential camera

Interferential camera on optics table

Synopsis: Development of hardware and software to record hyperspectral images, as part of a semester project.

Level: MS.

Description: The student will work together with the scientific and technical team on a concept successfully tested on an interferential hyperspectral camera prototype. He/she will take part in the development and testing of new functionalities on a newer, more compact prototype. The main challenge will be implementation and optimisation of the fine real-time control of the piezoelectric actuators as well as the 2D image capture to produce hyperspectral images. The project has connections with many topics, including sampling theory, hyperspectral viewing software and artwork reproduction.

Deliverables: New or improved hardware and software functionalities with documentation.

Prerequisites: Good general electronics and programming knowledge, in particular of embedded systems, C, C++, python; basics of optics and mechanics are a plus.

Type of Work: ~70% hardware and software development, ~30% prototype testing.