JB Hyperspectral Devices is a start-up company founded in 2016 and based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The prime focus of our work is the design and production of advanced hyperspectral field instruments. Our business is devoted to providing researchers with an avenue for the reliable, accurate and long-term measurement of sun-induced-fluorescence.

Other environmental variables that JB´s systems have been used to monitor include water quality, snow optical properties and plant phenology.

Aside the manufacturing, an established international collaboration with universities, research centres and space agencies, constantly expanding our portfolio by facing new frontiers in the development of technology and applications.


Jb Hyperspectral Team Andreas Burkart

Andreas Burkart


As a versatile scientist and head of the Research & Development team, Andreas Burkart’s expertise ties together multiple fields, ranging from plant research to applied remote sensing and technological development.

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Jb Hyperspectral Team Tommaso Julitta

Tommaso Julitta


As the managing director, Tommaso Julitta leads the company through close customer contact, field maintenance trips and the supervision of data processing, whilst simultaneously paving the path for the future visions of JB.

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Paul Näthe

Master of Science

Bringing together a broad technological background and a passion for scientific puzzles, Paul Näthe leads technical deployments in the field, as well as instrument-assembly and the development of prototypes.

Jb Hyperspectral Team: Miro, Head of Production


Head of Production

Heading production, Miro brings his expertise in the assembly of fine electronics together with high-grade craftmanship to assemble instruments of outstanding quality and performance.

Phillip Schlicht


With his fresh and young energy, Philip controls the accounting and business devlopment of the company balance.

Mike Delaney

Data Scientist and UAVS Operator

Within the EIP-Project OPTIKO Mike is not only operating the drones and spectral sensors, but also taking care of the full data processing chain.

Mitchell Kennedy

FloX and RoX manufacturer

With his energy and precision, Mitch is now taking care of the manufacturing and assembling of JB devices.

Benjamin Stutte

IT expert

No informatics secrets for him. With careful attention he is managing and troubleshooting questions related to Operating systems and more and also gently assisting customers when needed

Andrea De Sanctis

Social media manager

With his scientific background in environmental sciences and his positive and friendly attitude Andrea is taking care of JB twitter profile always finding for interesting news to present


JB Hyperspectral Devices expertise is not limited to our permanent staff. To cover all of our customer needs, we have a team of professional collaborators that support special projects with their unique capabilities.

Kai Wittneben

UAV Development and Deployment

Thomas Burkart

High Level Computer Aided Design

Our customers

We want to thank our customers for helping us to constantly improve instrument-performance and for joining us in facing new technological challenges together.


Differential responses in a Mediterranean citrus orchard to two heatwave intensities is identified by combining measurements of fluorescence, carbonyl sulfide (COS), and CO2 uptake. New Phytologist 2021.

Amnon Cochavi, Madi Amer, Rafael Stern, Fyodor Tatarinov, Mirco Migliavacca, Dan Yakir


Assessing the contribution of understory sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence through 3-D radiative transfer modelling and field data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2021

A. Hornero, P.R.J. North, P.J. Zarco-Tejada, U. Rascher, M.P. Martín, M. Migliavacca, R. Hernandez-Clemente


Concepts and Applications of Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Remote Sensing Perspective. Geospatial Technologies for Crops and Soils. Springer 2021.

Choudhary K.K., Chakraborty A., Kumari M.


Diurnal dynamics of non-photochemical quenching in Arabidopsis npq mutants assessed by solar-induced fluorescence and reflectance measurements in the field. New Phytologist. 2020

K. Acebron,S. Matsubara,C. Jedmowski,D. Emin, O. Muller and U. Rascher


Changes of NOx in urban air detected with monitoring VIS-NIR field spectrometer during the coronavirus pandemic: A case study in Germany. Science of The Total Environment. 2020.

Paul Näthe, Michael Delaney, Tommaso Julitta


CloudRoots: integration of advanced instrumental techniques and process modelling of sub-hourly and sub-kilometre land–atmosphere interactions, Biogeosciences. 2020

Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J., Ney, P., Hartogensis, O., de Boer, H., van Diepen, K., Emin, D., de Groot, G., Klosterhalfen, A., Langensiepen, M., Matveeva, M., Miranda-García, G., Moene, A. F., Rascher, U., Röckmann, T., Adnew, G., Brüggemann, N., Rothfuss, Y., and Graf, A.


Fluorescence Correction Vegetation Index (FCVI): A physically based reflectance index to separate physiological and non-physiological information in far-red sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2020

Peiqi Yang, Christiaan van der Tol, Petya K.E.Campbell, Elizabeth M.Middleton


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-Based Methods for Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) Retrieval with Non-Imaging Spectrometers: State of the Art. Remote Sensing 2020

Juan Quirós Vargas,Juliane Bendig,Alasdair Mac Arthur,Andreas Burkart,Tommaso Julitta,Kadmiel Maseyk,Rick Thomas 7,Bastian Siegmann,Micol Rossini, Marco Celesti, Dirk Schüttemeyer, Thorsten Kraska, Onno Muller and Uwe Rascher


Diurnal and Seasonal Variations in Chlorophyll Fluorescence Associated with Photosynthesis at Leaf and Canopy Scales. Remote Sensing. 2019

Petya K. E. Campbell, Karl F. Huemmrich, Elizabeth M. Middleton, Lauren A. Ward, Tommaso Julitta, Craig S. T. Daughtry, Andreas Burkart, Andrew L. Russ and William P. Kustas


Sun-induced fluorescence and gross primary productivity during a heat wave. Scientific Reports. volume 8, Article number: 14169 (2018)

G. Wohlfahrt, K. Gerdel, M. Migliavacca, E. Rotenberg, F. Tatarinov, J. Müller, A. Hammerle, T. Julitta, F. M. Spielmann & D. Yakir


Proximal VIS-NIR spectrometry to retrieve substance concentrations in surface waters using partial least squares modelling. Water Supply ws2018177.

A. Wagner S. Hilgert T. Kattenborn S. Fuchs


Deep Learning with WASI Simulation Data for Estimating Chlorophyll a Concentration of Inland Water Bodies. Remotes sensing 2021.

Philipp M. Maier, Sina Keller and Stefan Hinz


Recent development and results of very high-resolution spectroscopy for the measurement of time series of sun induced fluorescence. 10th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop | 19-21 April 2017, Zurich, Switzerland

Burkart A. Julitta T. Schickling A. Pilar C. Wieneke S. Migliavacca M. Colombo R. Rascher U.

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Comparing the diurnal and seasonal dynamics in chlorophyll fluorescence and xanthophyll cycle, associated with photosynthetic function for two vastly different canopies

Campbell P. Middleton E. Julitta T. Huemmrich K., Garish C. Burkart A.

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Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence I: Instrumental Considerations for Proximal Spectroradiometers

Javier Pacheco-Labrador, Andreas Hueni, Laura Mihai, Karolina Sakowska, Tommaso Julitta, Joel Kuusk, Dan Sporea, Luis Alonso, Andreas Burkart, M. Pilar Cendrero-Mateo, Helge Aasen, Yves Goulas , Alasdair Mac Arthur


Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence II: Review of Passive Measurement Setups, Protocols, and Their Application at the Leaf to Canopy Level

H. Aasen, S. Van Wittenberghe, N. Sabater Medina, A. Damm, Y. Goulas, S. Wieneke, A. Hueni, Z. Malenovský, L. Alonso, J. Pacheco-Labrador, M. Pilar Cendrero-Mateo, E. Tomelleri, A. Burkart, S. Cogliati, U. Rascher, A. Mac Arthur


Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence III: Benchmarking Retrieval Methods and Sensor Characteristics for Proximal Sensing

M. Pilar Cendrero-Mateo, Sebastian Wieneke, Alexander Damm, Luis Alonso, Francisco Pinto, Jose Moreno, Luis Guanter, Marco Celesti, Micol Rossini, Neus Sabater, Sergio Cogliati, Tommaso Julitta, Uwe Rascher, Yves Goulas, Helge Aasen, Javier Pacheco-Labrador, Alasdair Mac Arthur


A Spectral Fitting Algorithm to Retrieve the Fluorescence Spectrum from Canopy Radiance

Sergio Cogliati, Marco Celesti, Ilaria Cesana, Franco Miglietta, Lorenzo Genesio, Tommaso Julitta, Dirk Schuettemeyer, Matthias Drusch, Uwe Rascher, Pedro Jurado and Roberto Colombo


Remote sensing of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) in vegetation: 50 years of progress

G. H.Mohammed, R. Colombo, E. M.Middleton, U. Rascher, C. van der Tol, L. Nedbald, Y. Goulas, O. Pérez-Priego, A. Damm, M. Meroni, J. Joiner, S. Cogliati, W. Verhoef, Z. Malenovskýk, J. Gastellu-Etchegorry, J. R. Miller, L. Guantern, J. Moreno … P.J.Zarco-Tejada.


Accurate measurements of fluorescence in the O2A and O2B band using the FloX spectroscopy system – results and prospects. Potsdam Greenhouse Gas Workshop, From Photosystems to Ecosystems 24 – 26 October 2017.

Julitta T. Burkart A. Colombo R. Rossini M. Schickling A. Migliavacca M. Cogliati S. Wutzler T. Rascher U.

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An R Package for Field Spectroscopy: From System Characterization to Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Retrieval. 17-19 January 2017, ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.

Julitta T. Wutzler T. Rossini M. Colombo R. Cogliati S. Meroni M., Burkart A. Migliavacca M.

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Characterisation of reflectance and chlorophyll fluorescence anisotropy – defining requirements for an experimental setup. Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 20, EGU2018-16936, 2018. EGU General Assembly 2018

Biriukova K. Julitta T. Celesti M. Panigada C. Evdokimov A. Migliavacca M. Rossini M

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