The SR-8800 field spectroradiometer – control with your iPhone, Android device or tablet for real-time remote sensing measurements including BRDF

The SR-8800 field spectroradiometer is a full range (350-2500nm) high resolution/high sensitivity system including an Internet of Things (IoT) operating system that allows you to operate the system by iPhone, Android device, or tablet. In combination with our new Sensa/Tilt pistol grip probe, researchers can access and store more important field data in addition to their scans, including:

  • A picture of the exact sample Field of View that you want to scan
  • The angle of the scan
  • The sun height angle
  • The GPS location

The SR-8800 uses its IoT operating system to control the pistol grip functionality so that any user can get consistent scans. The IoT uses a WiFi network accessed by an Android device, iPhone or tablet for controlling the system and downloading data stored on the instrument.

The SR-8800 with the Sensa/Tilt pistol grip probe provides feedback as you are scanning: showing you a picture of the area  you have targeted, indicating when the pistol grip probe angle is at nadir, noting the angle of the sun and providing your GPS location – all so you can take the exact scan you require.

With the pistol grip probe, the SR-8800 is ideal for bidirectional reflectance distribution  function (BRDF) measurements in the field, for example to model surface albedo. It can also be used for vicarious calibration.

The SR-8800 runs on lithium-ion batteries for a full day of scanning. The instrument is equipped with a custom backpack for field use. The system is available with a range of FOV lenses for the Sensa/Tilt pistol grip probe to meet various application requirements.

The SR-8800 allows for consistent measurements by any user at any experience level to ensure that measurements are taken correctly in the field for research applications.