Infrared Hyperspectral Spectroscopic Mapping Imaging from 800 to 5000 nm. A Step Forward in the Field of Infrared “Imaging”

  • Stamatios AmanatiadisEmail author
  • Georgios Apostolidis
  • Georgios Karagiannis
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 962)


The purpose of this work is the development of a method for the acquisition of multispectral images at the infrared region on cultural heritage artworks. The infrared light is able to penetrate into deeper, to the surface, layers, especially at the mid and far infrared spectrum. To this end, Fourier-transform Infrared spectrophotometer, is utilized for the acquisition of multispectral data via a diffuse reflectance integration sphere to improve the quality of the detected signal. The integration sphere is mounted on a mechanical system to achieve a precise mapping of a region of interest. Then, The acquired data are combined to form the requested multispectral mapping imaging of the artwork. Advanced signal processing techniques are utilized on the spatial and spectral measurements to de-noise and enhance the imaging. Finally, the multispectral mapping reveals the sub-surface details of different inner layers.


FTIR Hyperspectral Mapping imaging Integration sphere 



This work is part of Scan4Reco project that has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no 665091.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stamatios Amanatiadis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Georgios Apostolidis
    • 1
  • Georgios Karagiannis
    • 1
  1. 1.Ormylia FoundationOrmyliaGreece

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