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Hyperspectral imaging system for ground-based measurements of hyperspectral reflectance and Sun Induced Fluorescence

As part of the German Plant Phenotyping Network (DPPN) the Forschungszentrum Jülich is building a new automated positioning system for high throughput plant phenotyping. To support the mobile platforms initiative as well as the European Space Agency’s Flex-satellite mission, HyScreen, a new hyperspectral imaging system for ground-based measurements of Sun Induced Fluorescence (SIF) and hyperspectral reflectance was developed. By using HyScreen, which mimick Hyplant characterisctics, we aim to improve our understanting of SIF signal (i.e spatial variability, contribution of shaded/sunlit components).

In cooperation with: Specim | Spectral Imaging Ltd.


Cendrero-Mateo M.P., Burkart A., Julitta T., Cogliati S., Celesti M., Alonso L., Pinto F., Rascher U. Ground measurements of Sun Induced Fluorescence: technical requirements and acquisition protocols for imaging system.

Pinto F., Damm A., Schickling A., Panigada C., Cogliati S., Müller-Linow M., Ballvora A. & Rascher U. (2016) Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from high-resolution imaging spectroscopy data to quantify spatio-temporal patterns of photosynthetic function in crop canopies. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39, 1500-1512.