Hyperspectral imaging through partially transparent media

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

2 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)


The operation of hyperspectral imaging systems in industrial environments can be a challenge. In the nuclear industry, partially transparent elements such as gloveboxes or panels are often used to cover samples for protection against the risk of contamination. In practical terms, this means that the hyperspectral sensors can only capture data through partially transparent media, which interferes the vision between sensor and sample. Representative examples of these media are Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) or acrylic and Polycarbonate (PC). In this work, we evaluate the effect that the transparent media can have on the data when captured under these conditions, where transparent materials are placed between sensor and sample. Experiments include hyperspectral images of the same samples captured with and without panel obstruction for a direct comparison of spectral responses, suggesting potential artificial intelligence techniques and methods to identify these effects and mitigate them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHyperspectral Imaging and Applications II
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings Volume 12338
EditorsNick J. Barnett, Aoife A. Gowen, Haida Liang
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510657496
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2023
EventSPIE Photonex - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Dec 20228 Dec 2022


ConferenceSPIE Photonex
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • hyperspectral imaging
  • hyperspectral sensors
  • polymethyl methacrylates


Dive into the research topics of 'Hyperspectral imaging through partially transparent media'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this