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

The primary working focus is the design and production of advanced hyperspectral field instruments. The company is devoted to the reliable, accurate and long-term measure of sun-induced-fluorescence and provides this to researchers.

JB´s systems have further been used to monitor more environmental variables such as water quality, snow optical properties and plant phenology.

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


Jb Hyperspectral Team Andreas Burkart

Andreas Burkart


As a versatile scientist leading the Research&Development, Andreas Burkart expertise covers multiple topics 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 is not only leading the company but enjoys close customer contact, field maintenance trips, supervises data processing and creates the future visions of JB.

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Paul Näthe

Master of Science

Linking a huge technological background with a passion for scientific puzzles, Paul Näthe is leading technical deployments in the field, the assembly of instruments and the development of prototypes.

Jb Hyperspectral Team: Miro, Head of Production


Head of Production

Heading the production, Miro relies on his expertise in the assembly of fine electronics and high grade craftmanship to assemble instruments of outstanding quality and performance.


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

Kai Wittneben

UAV Development and Deployment

Thomas Burkart

High Level Computer Aided Design

Anke Groten

Product and Event Photography

André Sobotta

Optical Engineering and Laser Physics

Our customers

We want to thank our customers with whom we are always in close contact for improving instruments performance and for facing new technological challenges.


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


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


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