FieldSpec Handheld 2 NIR Analyzer

FieldSpec Handheld 2 NIR Analyzer Introduction

The advanced near-infrared field spectroradiometer for collecting spectral measurements in the field.

The FieldSpec HandHeld 2TM and HandHeld 2 Pro — the latest in the FieldSpec® line of premier spectroradiometers from ASD, the global leader in remote sensing spectroscopy instrumentation solutions.

FieldSpec Handheld 2 NIR Analyzer Details


What’s New in the HandHeld 2

  • Now available with GPS capability!
  • On-board, tilting display for immediate spectrum display
  • Local push-button operation
  • Internal file storage of up to 2,000 spectra
  • No need to be tethered to a computer during spectrum collection
  • Integral laser pointer for targeting
  • USB communication ports
  • Employs standard AA batteries — rechargeable or disposable
  • Configurable pre-sets and file management with HH2 Sync software
  • Standard Pelican high-impact case meets FAA airline carry-on requirements


Benefits of the HandHeld 2

  • Portable, self-contained data collection
  • Rapid data acquisition with large file storage capacity
  • High precision with proprietary DriftLock™ dark current reduction
  • Flexible operation, either local or from external computer
  • Precise results over wide 25° field-of-view
  • Accurate targeting with integral laser
  • Extended run time using standard, rechargeable batteries

HandHeld 2 Accessory Kits

Learn about our customized accessory kits for the HandHeld 2 models. These convenient, easy-to-order bundles are based on the most common application requirements.

More about the HandHeld 2 Spectroradiometer

Using ASD’s cutting-edge VNIR spectroscopy for real-time non-destructive sampling, the HandHeld 2 portable spectroradiometer revolutionizes measurements by providing truly portable, quickly derived precision reflectance, radiance, and irradiance spectra in a variety of environments.

  • Precision spectral measurements
  • Portable and rugged — information where and when you need it
  • Real-time, laboratory-quality results
  • Non-destructive remotely sensed data

The HandHeld 2 provides the ideal combination of performance, portability, and durability. The HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer employs a high-sensitivity detector array, a low stray light grating, a built-in shutter, DriftLock™ dark current compensation, and second-order filtering to produce a high signal-to-noise spectrum in under a second.

Field data acquisition is streamlined with imbedded remote sensing software. The results are shown on an integral, high-visibility color display so you are free to collect samples in challenging areas without the worry of carrying a computer.

When connected to a computer, the full range of RS3 spectral data processing features is available.

Designed with an ergonomic dual position “D” handle, the HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer is equally convenient for right or left-hand operation. Compact, rugged and light-weight, the HandHeld weighs 1.17 kg (under three pounds) including batteries.

With a wavelength range of 325-1075 nm, an accuracy of ±1 nm and a resolution of <3 nm at 700 nm, the HandHeld 2 delivers unsurpassed performance and helps you expedite fieldwork and reduce errors associated with changing environmental conditions.

HandHeld 2 Pro

The HandHeld 2 Pro offers greater sensitivity for measurements in any application with low reflectance such as water surfaces. Wherever there is a need for improved sensitivity, faster data collection rates or high signal-to-noise ratio, the HandHeld 2 Pro is the hand-held spectroradiometer of choice.

The new Pro version incorporates a 512-element photo-diode array with an area five times larger than the standard HandHeld 2, yielding higher sensitivity. The larger photo-diode array elements allow for scan rates three times faster than a standard FieldSpec HandHeld 2 and provide a 5X improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio.

GPS Capability

Accelerate data collection, simplify location/spectrum correlation and eliminate the need for external location record keeping with a new optional GPS receiver, specifically designed to work with the HandHeld 2. Get additional details about our GPS accessory.

Experience increased field measurement accuracy with the HandHeld 2 precision spectroradiometer!


FieldSpec Handheld 2 Specifications

FieldSpec Handheld 2 Specifications

Software & Accessories

Fore Optics

Foreoptics control the field-of-view and maximize data collection to better meet specific application requirements. A wide selection of foreoptics lenses are available for use with the FieldSpec® 3 and FieldSpec® HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer systems.

Fore Optics for FieldSpec Handheld 2

Hi-Brite Contact Probe

For non-destructive contact measurements and characterization of mineral and ore samples.

Hi-Brite Contact Probe for the FieldSpec Handheld 2

Integrating Sphere

Designed for use with the ASD FieldSpec® spectroradiometers for total hemispherical reflectance measurements of materials found in many optical remote sensing, oceanography, forestry, and plant physiology applications.

Integrating Sphere for the FieldSpec Handheld 2

Leaf Clip

Use with ASD’s family of Contact Probes for non-destructive, one-handed functionality, and improved analysis of live vegetation and other thin heat sensitive targets.

Leaf Clip for the FieldSpec Handheld 2

Reference Panels

Reference panels are available in calibrated and non-calibrated diffuse white and gray, in varying sizes and reflectance levels, including encapsulated gray scale (NIST/NRC traceable) wavelength and USP standards for USP 1119.

Reference Panels for the FieldSpec Handheld 2


Remote Sensing
Field Spectroscopy and Field Spectroradiometry Research
Ground Truthing
Spectral Remote Sensing
Crops and Soils Research
Ice Characteristics Research and Snow Research
Landscape Ecology and Ecology Research
Airborne Remote Sensing Measurements
Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Climate Change Analysis and Bidirectional Reflectance Studies
Remote Sensing and Geology
Remote Sensing of Water – Oceans, Coastal and Inland Water Bodies
Spectroradiometry and Radiometric Calibration
Agriculture and Soil Analysis
Commercial Agriculture
Crops and Soils Research for Soil Nutrients Analysis
Optics and Photonics Applications using Vis/NIR Spectroradiometers

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