Imaging

Smartphones Become "Eye-Phones" to Capture Images of the Eye

Two inexpensive adapters enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye, enabling users to share them securely with other health practitioners or store it in a patient's electronic record. The researchers see this technology as an opportunity to increase access to eye-care services as well as to improve the ability to advise on patient care remotely.

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New Infrared Technique Remotely Detects Dangerous Materials

Brigham Young University professors have developed a technique that could spot from afar whether a site is being used to make nuclear weapons. The model precisely characterizes the material in each pixel of an image taken from a long-wave infrared camera. The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration funded the project.

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CMOS Image Sensor

Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY) has released a 6-megapixel CMOS image sensor targeted to applied imaging markets such as machine vision, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance. The KAC-06040 Image Sensor is a 1-inch optical format device that provides 10-bit full resolution output at up to 160 fps. Its platform provides both global and rolling shutter for versatile image capture. The platform also includes a flexible read-out architecture that supports programmable, multiple regions of interest, enabling full speed and interspersed video streams. The KAC-06040 Image Sensor is available in monochrome and Bayer color configurations.

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High-Speed Imaging System

The FASTCAM SA-Z imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) features 21,000 frames per second at megapixel resolution. The new SA-Z CMOS sensor provides over 2,000,000 frames per second (fps) at reduced resolution. The enhanced global electronic shutter operates from 1-millisecond (standard) down to 159 nanoseconds (export restrictions apply).

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Camera Gauge System

A camera gauge system from Newcomb Spring Corp. (Decatur, GA) provides precise, image-based length measurements, with data recording and reportable order details. The system measures compression springs as they are manufactured, capturing and saving a digital image of each part and recording part dimensions. If part measurements approach maximum tolerance levels, the system’s computer program automatically triggers an adjustment in connected wire coiling machinery, causing the equipment to recalibrate and comply more closely to nominal specifications. When the order is complete, a report and digital record is available for download.

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High-Speed Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Billerica, MA) has announced two 2k-resolution versions of its Piranha4 ™ series. The monochrome Piranha4 dual line scan camera delivers a maximum line rate of 100 kHz in TDI mode, or 200 kHz in Area mode. The Piranha4 2k trilinear model offers a maximum line rate of 70 kHz. Advanced features include sub-pixel spatial correction, lens and shading correction, and flat field correction.

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Infrared Camera Core

Sofradir EC (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced its ATOM80™ Ther mal Infrared Imaging Camera Core. The ATOM80 consists of a microbolometer array having 80×80 pixels. The thermal sensor camera core, based on a ULIS Micro80P microbolometer, permits systems to scan a large area with one sensor. Additionally, the camera core delivers thermal sensitivity of less than 0.1°C at standard video rates.

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3D Inspection Scanner

The new Gocator 3100 series of 3D smart snapshot sensors from LMI Technologies (Delta, B.C. Canada) combines 3D point cloud acquisition and 3D feature measurement tools in a single industrial package. The sensor includes an integral structured blue LED light projection illumination source with stereo scanning technology that allows 3D point clouds to be captured in a single snapshot, even under ambient light conditions. The Gocator 3100 performs high-resolution non-contact measurement at up to 5Hz. Possible measurements include holes, slots, studs, and gap & flush.

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Scientific CMOS Camera

Capable of 100 fps streaming with a 45% larger FOV and <2e- of read noise, the optiMOS sCMOS camera from QImaging (Surrey, B.C., Canada) delivers 10× the time resolution of CCD cameras. Other device features include greater temporal resolution (100 frames per second); 2.1 megapixels with 6.5μm pixels, 14.3 mm diagonal; <2e- read noise; and 420MB/s data rate.

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USB 3.0 Cameras

Lumenera Corporation (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) has released USB 3.0 cameras based on Sony’s EXview HAD II ICX674 sensor. Running 53 fps at full resolution, or 66 at an HDTV resolution of 1920 × 1088, the Lt365R series features memory buffer technology so frames are not lost while running the camera at the sensor’s maximum output. The Lt365R set also has a 2.8 megapixel progressive scan sensor equipped with a global shutter.

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