Spectroscopy is the branch of science concerned with the investigation and measurement of spectra when matter reflects electromagnetic radiation. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors and systems cover many dozens to hundreds of spectral bands contiguously.
New energy and environmental research potential for UAVs within Corning’s HSI sensors. Over the past ten years, the size, weight and cost of HSI Sensors have come down dramatically and enabled integration with small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) now FAA-approved for use in a wide range of commercial applications. This, combined with user-friendly image processing software and the development of many software applications leveraging HSI is fueling a rapidly growing market for HSI sensors and applications, notably in agriculture, environmental and food quality and safety applications. 
In this Research & Technology Forum, Richard Zacaroli, Business Development Manager, Commercial Hyperspectral Products with Corning, introduced the background and expertise of Corning and how its innovations of the HSI sensors are exploring research potentials in agriculture, food quality and safety, and other new energy and environmental applications. 


Richard Zacaroli

Business Development Manager, Commercial Hyperspectral Products with Corning, Inc.
Richard (Rich) Zacaroli is Business Development Manager, Commercial Hyperspectral Products with Corning, Inc., has over 40 years of experience in the Electro-Optics industry, primarily in the airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and remote sensing sectors.
Rich has an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management with a certificate in Change Management, and a BS in Business Administration from Wichita State University.
Rich’s current focus is developing strategies, market channels and partnerships to grow Corning’s share of commercial and industrial markets for hyperspectral imaging technology and products, notably in agriculture, environmental and quality assurance applications. 

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