Nano HP VNIR Sensor

The Nano HP™ is a small, lightweight and fully integrated VNIR hyperspectral sensor ideal for airborne hyperspectral imaging applications.


  • Perfect for environmental monitoring and precision agriculture applications
  • Factory integrated & flight tested
  • Best-in-class SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power)
  • VNIR wavelength range (400 to 1,000 nm)
  • Built-in GPS-IMU, solid-state storage
  • Available LIDAR for high-resolution DEM (Digital Elevation Model) creation & 3D point clouds.
  • VNIR spectral range (400 to 1000nm)
  • 480 GB internal storage
  • Direct-attached GPS/ IMU capabilities ( Internally Mounted High-Performance with PPK)
  • Light, small, robust

As exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Analytik is proud to supply the Nano HP™ from Headwall Photonics.

For more information, or to discuss your requirements with a product specialist, please call us on +44 (0)1954 232 776 or email


Nano HP™

Headwall’s original Nano-Hyperspec® took the remote-sensing community by storm, becoming the best-selling system of its kind. The next generation Nano HP™ features improved spatial resolution, as well as a great number of spectral bands in an exceptionally small, light and power-efficient form factor.

The new and improved Nano HP can be purchased as a payload for integration onto compatible UAVS, and also as part of integrated “turnkey” systems that include the drone. These include the DJI Matrice 300 RTK, DJI Matrice 600 Pro, as well as the FreeFly Alta X.

Optional sensors  and accessories such as LIDAR and thermal-images can be incorporated into payloads suitable for your needs.

Portable and Robust

The Nano HP™ is a completely integrated hyperspectral sensor designed for the VNIR (400 – 1000nm) spectral range . It comes with a high-performance GPS/IMU and enables Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) to be added as an integral module, so that the Nano HP with LIDAR is actually lighter and smaller than a similarly equipped original Nano- Hyperspec!

For each hyperspectral sensor, Headwall uses its own all-original diffraction gratings for outstanding optimal performance. Benefits include high signal-to-noise and low stray light in a small-form-factor instrument with no moving parts. This means a high degree of robustness and environmental stability – key requirements of any airborne solution.

Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors all use a concentric imager design that features aberration correction technology. Outstanding spatial and spectral resolution, a wide field of view, and high SNR are benefits that set Headwall apart in the field or airborne hyperspectral imaging. A wide field of view with aberration correction means that swath widths are maximised and flight time is minimised.  By integrating everything in one package, Headwall’s airborne solution helps save battery life allowing for more time aloft gathering data.


Technical Specifications:

Nano HP
Wavelength range 400-1000 nm
Spectral bands 340
Spatial Pixels 1020
Dispersion/Pixel (nm/pixel) 1.76 nm
FWHM Slit Image 6 nm
Integrated 2nd order filter Yes
Aperture f/ 2.5
Layout (Spectrograph Design) Aberration-corrected
Entrance Slit width 20 µm
Camera technology CMOS
ADC Bit depth 12-bit
Max Frame Rate (Hz) 300
Detector pixel pitch 5.86 µm
Power without LIDAR 14.4 W
Storage capacity 480GB (~130 minutes at 100 fps)
Weight (without/ with LIDAR) 1.05 kg (2.32 Ibs) / 1.73 kg (3.81 Ibs)
Operating Temperature 0 – 40 °C / 32 – 104 °F

Interested in the Nano HP™? Request a quote or call us on +44(0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.



Quick Start UAV-Nano Part 02: Software Pre Flight Preparation

Quick Start UAV-Nano Part 03: Flight and Data Download

Quick Start UAV-Nano Part 04: Data Post Processing


PDF Icon Nano HP VNIR UAV Datasheet

PDF Icon Turnkey and Headwall Packages Datasheet 


Technical & Application Notes

PDF Icon Hyperspectral Imaging for Airborne Remote Sensing

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PDF Icon Hyperspectral Imaging – Mining & Mineral Exploration

PDF Icon Airborne Hyperspectral and Ground-Truth Technologies

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