RS-3500 Remote Sensing Portable Spectroradiometer Bundle

An Affordable Field Solution for Vegetation Researchers

Our RS-3500 Remote Sensing Bundle includes a fiber optic field portable remote sensing spectroradiometer plus all the accessories to match your application and budget.

The RS-3500 Remote Sensing Bundle provides:

  • Fast, full-spectrum UV-VIS-NIR measurements – 350-2500 nm with just one scan using the SR-3500 spectroradiometer
  • Superior reliability in the field with 100%diode array optics with no moving parts
  • Autoshutter, autoexposure, autodark correction before each new scan with no optimization step
  • Lightweight and compact at 7.3 lbs
  • Lightweight, re-chargeable, external Li-ion battery for field use
  • Removable fiber optic cable – field swappable and easy to replace
  • Optional SMA-905 FOV lenses available for increased flexibility
  • Factory calibrated radiance and/or irradiance using NIST traceable source
  • Bluetooth connectivity (Class I)
  • Use with a laptop or included rugged handheld Getac microcomputer with auto-focus digital camera, e-compass, GPS tagging, altimeter, voice note capabilities, and sunlight readable display
  • DARWin SP Data Acquisition software for one-touch scanning, automatically saves data as ASCII files for use with 3rd party software without pre-processing
  • Pull-down menus from DARWin for access to USGS library and vegetation indices

Applications for the RS-3500 bundle include:

  • Ground truthing – confirming, disputing, or interpreting hyperspectral or multi-spectral data
  • Environmental research
  • Agricultrural analysis
  • Ecosystem change
  • Forestry research, including canopy studies
  • Glancial change and climate studies
  • Atmospheric research
  • Vicarious satellite sensor validation
  • Water body studies
  • Plant species identification
  • Urban development
  • Crop health, including photosynthesis efficiency
  • Irrigation assessment
  • Topsoil fertility and erosion risks
  • Soil degradation, mapping, and monitoring

Purpose-built for field work in remote sensing applications, including vegetation studies, canopy research, climate change, crop health, environmental research, and more.

Our leaf clip is specifically designed for leaf reflectance measurements. It features a separate tungsten halogen illuminator (ILM-105) to keep heat away from leaves during measurement to prevent burnout. An integral swing-away reflectance panel provides easy reference measurements. For our flyer, click here.

For reflectance and transmittance measurements of vegetation including leaves and needles, we offer the RT Sphere. This portable sphere is ideal for measuring specular included or excluded reflectance, forward or back scattering, and transmittance of scattering transparent or turbid samples. For more information, click here. For our flyer, click here.


The scan above was taken in the field using our leaf clip bundle option and RS-3500 bundle. The red trace is acer saccharum and the green is rhododendron decorum. The leaf clip bundle option includes an ILM-105 fiber optic illumination module fitted with a one meter fiber optic bifurcated cable.