Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Hyperspectral Imaging System Market: Information by Product (Visible/Near-Infrared (VNIR), Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR), Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR)), Application (Surveillance, Remote Sensing, Machine Vision/Optical and Medical Diagnostics) and Region (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/HC/7269-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 90 pages

Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Forecast


Hyperspectral Imaging System Market held a value of USD 10,700 Million in 2018, at a CAGR of 17.4% during the assessment period of 2019 to 2025.


Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Synopsis


Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (HIS) are also known as imaging spectroscopy. It was originated from remote sensing and has various applications in surveillance, remote sensing, machine vision/optical, and medical diagnostics. It can acquire 2D images across a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Increasing applications for research in life sciences and the medical diagnostics sector in the past few years are responsible for a surge in demand for hyperspectral imaging systems. The key players involved in this hyperspectral imaging system market are actively focusing upon building partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures with hospitals and ambulatory centers to strengthen their position in the hyperspectral imaging system market. Moreover, there is an increasing growth in various chronic diseases, which pushes the need for efficient hyperspectral imaging systems in the developing as well as underdeveloped regions.


Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Influencer


Rising funding and investments for the development of hyperspectral medical imaging systems are likely to provide favorable conditions for the growth of the hyperspectral medical imaging system market during the forecast period.


Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Drivers



  • The growing industrial applications of hyperspectral imaging is anticipated to drive the growth of the hyperspectral imaging system market during the forecast period. It has various applications in food & agriculture, healthcare, defense, mining, and metrology industries.



  • Innovative and easy to use product launched in recent years



  • Rising spending on scientific research and aerospace industry



  • The growing prevalence of cancer and increasing awareness of innovative diagnostics methods is providing favorable conditions for the growth of the hyperspectral imaging system market during the forecast period. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 1,735,350 new cases of cancer were detected in the US in 2018. It is expected to accelerate the demand for hyperspectral imaging systems during the study period



  • High investment in research and development for the development of efficient imaging solutions


Market Restraints



  • High costs associated with HIS are likely to hamper the hyperspectral imaging system market growth



  • Data storage-related issues associated with HIS


Hyperspectral Imaging System Market Segmentation


By Product



  • Visible/Near-Infrared (VNIR): These systems create a false-color composite image made using near-infrared, green, and blue wavelengths. They are used in healthcare and agriculture sectors. VNIR segment is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period due to the ease in operating and high efficiency of VNIR products



  • Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR): Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) systems operate in wavelengths ranging from 3µm to 5µm (3000nm to 5000nm). This segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment owing to the rising adoption of MWIR systems in detecting volcanic vents, industrial gas leaks, or biomass burning events.



  • Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR): It operates in wavelengths between 1,050 and 2,500 nm and used in inspection, sorting, and quality control. It has various applications including surveillance and remote sensing.



  • Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR): Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) systems are used in the detection of minerals such as quartz, adularia, albite, kaolinite, orthoclase, Na- and Ca-montmorillonite, calcite, opal, chalcedony, gypsum, alunite, jarosite, and other sulfates.


By Technology



  • Pushbroom: These devices are made up of digital micromirror devices (DMD), CMOS image sensors. It is also called a line scan. This segment is estimated to hold maximum market share during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is attributed to the growing popularity of push broom systems in computer vision, remote sensing, biomedicine, surveillance, precision agriculture, environmental studies, forensics, nanoparticle research, food science, mining, forestry, etc.



  • Snapshot: Snapshot hyperspectral imagers are fast as compare to other systems. This segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.



  • Others: Others include whiskbroom, tunable filter, and other technologies.


By Application



  • Surveillance: The majority of the hyperspectral imaging systems are used for defense and surveillance. Additionally, it can detect satellites, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, medium-altitude commercial aircraft, and drones. The hyperspectral imaging system market growth of the segment is majorly attributed to the increasing adoption of innovative technologies in the defense sector, along with the rising applications of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance purposes.



  • Medical Diagnostics: Medical diagnostics segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment owing to the increasing applications of the hyperspectral imaging system in healthcare, such as the detection of the chemical composition of human tissues. Additionally, it has potential applications in non-invasive diagnosis.



  • Remote Sensing: Remote sensing is likely to hold significant market share in the global hyperspectral imaging system market. It is also known as imaging spectroscopy. It is used for the detection and identification of minerals, terrestrial vegetation, and human-made materials and backgrounds.



  • Machine Vision/Optical: Various hyperspectral imaging systems are used for machine vision/optical purposes.


By Region



  • Americas: Americas is estimated to be the largest regional market owing to the presence of prominent players in the major countries in America. Major market players such as Headwall Photonics, Inc., Resonon, Inc., Corning Incorporated, Applied Spectral Imaging, and Surface Optics Corporation have a significant presence in the Americas. The region is anticipated to dominate the global hyperspectral imaging system market owing to the well-established healthcare sector and rising healthcare spending in the region. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in 2017, the US has spent more than USD 3.5 trillion on healthcare-related expenses.



  • Europe: The European region holds the second largest share as there is increasing support from regulatory authorities to control cancer. Moreover, the rising expenses on defense and surge in demand for innovative and easy to use hyperspectral imaging systems have led to an increase in demand for hyperspectral imaging systems in the region.



  • Asia-Pacific: The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region in the global hyperspectral imaging system market. This region is witnessing a surge due to the increasing mining activities, and growing biotechnology and agriculture sector in developing countries such as India. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian biotechnology sector is likely to reach around USD 12 billion in the year 2018. The growing biotechnology sector is likely to provide favorable conditions and anticipated to drive growth in the hyperspectral imaging system market.



  • Middle East & Africa: The smallest market due to limited healthcare infrastructure and limited exposure to innovative solutions.


Key Players



  • Headwall Photonics, Inc.

  • Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd.

  • Norsk Elektro Optikk as (NEO)

  • Resonon, Inc.

  • Corning Incorporated

  • Telops

  • Applied Spectral Imaging

  • Bayspec, Inc.

  • Surface Optics Corporation

  • Chemimage Corporation

  • Cubert GmbH

  • Raytheon

  • Galileo Group, Inc.

  • Hypermed Imaging, Inc.

  • Inno-Spec

  • Camlin Group Ltd.

  • IMEC

  • XIMEA GmbH

  • Others



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   17.4% (2020-2025)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product, Application and Technology
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Headwall Photonics, Inc. (the US), Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Finland), Norsk Elektro Optikk as (NEO) (Norway), Resonon, Inc. (the US), Corning Incorporated(US), Telops (Canada), Applied Spectral Imaging(US), Bayspec, Inc.(the US), Surface Optics Corporation (US), Chemimage Corporation (US), Cubert GmbH (Germany), Raytheon (US), Galileo Group, Inc.(the US), Hypermed Imaging, Inc.(the US), Inno-Spec (Germany), Camlin Group Ltd. (UK), IMEC (Belgium) and XIMEA GmbH (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing growth in various chronic diseases
  Key Market Drivers

  • Innovative and easy to use product launched in recent years
  • Rising spending on scientific research and aerospace industry
  • High investment in research and development for the development of efficient imaging solutions


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The majority of the hyperspectral imaging systems are used for defense and surveillance. Additionally, it can detect satellites, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, medium-altitude commercial aircraft, and drones.

    Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (HIS) are also known as imaging spectroscopy. It was originated from remote sensing and has various applications in surveillance, remote sensing, machine vision/optical, and medical diagnostics. It can acquire 2D images across a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    Hyperspectral Imaging System Market held a revenue of USD 10,700 Million in 2018.

    2019 to 2025 is the growth period of the Global Hyperspectral Imaging System Market.

    Hyperspectral Imaging System Market will record a CAGR of 17.4% for growth.

    The rising funding and investments for the development of hyperspectral medical imaging systems are likely to prosper favorable conditions for the growth of the hyperspectral medical imaging system market.

    Market restraints for the growth is towering costs linked with HIS are likely to hamper the market growth.



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