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The FieldSpec Dual Collection Software

The FieldSpec® Dual collection software system leverages the value and utility of the world’s most trusted line of portable field spectrometers. The software intercalibrates and wirelessly synchronizes two ASD FieldSpec spectroradiometers to collect near simultaneous white reference and sample target radiance spectra. The system virtually eliminates errors associated with time varying atmospheric conditions, one of the biggest challenges to collecting accurate field spectra.

Stop waiting for “ideal” weather to get your fieldwork done.

The FieldSpec Dual collection software system offers a radical shift in the workflow paradigm of traditional field spectral measurements.

  • Minimizes inherent errors introduced by time varying atmospheric conditions and subjective manual reference measurements.
  • Greatly increases opportunities for field data collection.
  • Delivers an unprecedented level of confidence in the quality of data collected under solar illuminated conditions.
  • Establishes a benchmark standard for spectral data collected in the field with solar illumination.
  • Simplifies the spectral collection workflow for goniometer research and bidirectional reflectance studies.
  • Increases efficiency and accuracy of vicarious sensor calibration and validation measurements.

The dynamic nature of atmospheric environments pose one of the greatest obstacles to the accuracy of field collected reflectance measurements. It’s important to understand that a target’s reflectance spectrum is derived by ratioing two radiance measurements; one from the target and one from a white reference panel. Illumination consistency between the two measurements is critical for the derivation of an error-free reflectance spectrum.

Traditionally the frequency, timing and consistency of the reference measurement were a subjective and manual process. To minimize the impacts of atmospheric variability data collection was limited to those days with ideal weather conditions: cloud free, stable, and low humidity.

FieldSpec Dual collection software automates and synchronizes white reference and target radiance measurements, eliminating the need for manual white reference measurements and opening your collection window into what were once marginal stand-by days.

System Requirements

Compatible instruments include all FieldSpec 4’s and FieldSpec 3’s serial number 16178 and higher. FieldSpec Dual system configuration requires at least one FieldSpec 4. Spectroradiometers must be of the same spectral resolution.

Instrument Controller Requirements

The minimum requirements for the instrument controller are:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10
  • For 32-bit systems, Intel® or compatible 2 GHz or faster processor
  • For 64-bit systems, 2.4 GHz or faster processor
  • Minimum of 2 GB of RAM, more recommended
  • For the FieldSpec Dual collection software, 5 GB disk space
  • To store sample data, 10 GB disk space
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • 1366 x 768 or higher graphics resolution 24-bit color or better, 32-bit recommended
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface
  • Ethernet wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter: PCMIA, USB, or internal that is compatible with the 802.11g standard
  • (Optional) Serial communications port (RS-232 COM, Bluetooth®, or USB; only needed if a GPS is used).

Required accessories

Dual Reference Mount and a Wave Length Calibration Puck. To ensure accuracy and a convenient, efficient workflow ASD recommends factory re-calibration of existing instruments FieldSpec Dual Instrument Calibration, Tripod, Heavy Duty, and Tripod Instrument Hook

Indico Pro

Indico® Pro is a comprehensive data acquisition tool for generating, analyzing, printing and saving your analytical results quickly and easily.Indico is configured to work with ASD LabSpec® and QualitySpec® lines of industrial based analyzers, as well as FieldSpec® instruments for material qualification (classification) and quantification (concentration)analysis across a variety of applications, including:

• Raw material and active ingredient testing for dietary supplements and natural products.
• Analyzing wood and fiber properties including lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose.
• Lipid, protein and fatty acid analysis of biofuels, grains and food products.
• Analyzing mineral content in soils.

Indico Pro seamlessly bridges the spectral information about a sample collected using an ASD instrument with several popular chemometric software packages including GRAMS Suite by Thermo Scientific and The Unscrambler®by Camo Software. Also included is ASD’s user friendly Rapid Classifier application for material qualification. The complete package allows for:

• Fast and easy data acquisition
• Simultaneous, real-time analysis of multiple parameters
• Easy storage and recollection of calibrations associated with each application.
• Wireless and GPS functionality


The remote sensing data acquisition and analysis software is engineered for use with ASD spectroradiometers, with the added benefits of Ethernet and wireless functionality.  RS3™ has Windows® friendly advanced features, which include GPS compatibility, settings recollection upon start-up and shut-down and easy-to-navigate menus that facilitate simple and convenient data collection for applications such as:

• Atmospheric research
• Forestry, ecology and plant physiology studies
• Light energy measurements
•Spectroradiometric calibrations

ASD′s RS3 Windows-compatible user interface software can be used for data collection, averaging, storage and display of DN, reflectance, radiance or irradiance spectra in real-time and spectrum area.Additional capabilities such as PPFD (Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density) and quantum intensity (QI) in post processing, are optional radiometric calibrations required for radiance and irradiance. PPFD and QI are sold separately.

To assure and maintain the most accurate data collection,RS3 saves the displayed spectrum, not the current collected spectrum so the user′s final results will represent the most accurate data

Some additional features and benefits of the RS3 software include:

•Ethernet, wireless and GPS compatibility
•View up to five previous spectral scans while simultaneously collecting new spectra
•Includes ViewSpec™ Pro* post-processing software
•Reports saturation without interfering with workflow
•Records both the reference and sample scan in a single file when collecting reflectance or transmission, which means the raw sample and reference scans can always be recovered, allowing for later processing or data correction

*The included ViewSpec™ Pro software allows users to view, manipulate, plot and print collected spectra with easy to use, menu based navigation.


Thermo Scientific provides a suite of comprehensive spectroscopy software for data processing, visualization, prediction and reporting. Grams/AI, part of the suite, is an advanced software tool for processing routines, data comparison and visualization features and its ability to handle data from virtually any analytical instrument have set the industry standard in scientific software.


Designed to assist TerraSpec® 4 mineral analyzer users to quickly and accurately identify key minerals in a deposit, The Spectral Geologist (TSG®) Pro mineral analysis software uses the high quality spectra data captured using the TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer to easily sort and analyze mineral data. In addition to the software’s intuitive flow and visual presentation of complex data, it offers:

• Highly visual interpretation of spectral data, with a variety of visualization options
• The ability to turn thousands of spectra into mineralogical indices for plotting mineral characteristics (such as composition)
• Tools to assist with automatic mineral interpretation, such as The Spectral Assistant® (TSA™) and the Aux Match function
• The capacity to analyze and visualize the mineralogy of large core-logging data sets
• The capability to see and plot your results down hole, or as sections, maps and scatterplots
• Simple export of critical data which can be used in other software programs for further processing