Imaging

Infrared Camera

The Goldeye G-008 SWIR camera from Allied Vision Technologies (Stadtroda, Germany/Exton, PA) is fitted with a QVGA InGaAs sensor (320 x 256 pixels, 30 μm pixel size), making the camera sensitive in the short wave infrared spectrum ranging from 900 to 1,700 nm. The imager delivers 346 frames per second at full resolution. The industrial-grade housing measures 55 x 55 x 78 mm, and the camera uses the GigE Vision industrial standard as an interface. GenICam is compatible with image processing libraries. The Goldeye G-008 SWIR also features image correction and optimization functionalities, such as algorithms, a fan-less sensor, and a thermoelectric module (TEC 1) for low-noise images. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55593-144

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Thermal Imaging Cameras

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) has added the K2 and K65 to its K-Series of thermal imaging cameras. The new additions provide firefighters with the capability to see through smoke, locate and rescue victims, identify hot spots, navigate, and stay better oriented during response missions. Powered by FLIR’s Lepton® camera core, the K2 delivers thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution and is equipped with FLIR’s patented Multi- Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX®) technology. The Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging allows firefighters to see key structural details in a variety of environments. The K65, an advanced thermal imaging camera, is compliant with the NFPA 1801- 2013 Standard for Thermal Imagers covering usability, image quality, and durability for firefighting. The K65 offers 320 x 240 thermal resolution and features FLIR’s Flexible Scene Enhancement™ (FSX) technology, which enhances scene detail and contrast in total darkness.

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High-Speed Camera

With an exposure time of 200 ps, the OptoPIC camera from Optronis (Kehl, Germany) captures images of objects with rapidly changing light emission. The exposure has a repetition rate of 70 to 110 MHz. The programmable delay allows for shots to be taken automatically at various intervals in order to record a sequence of images which present the rapid changes in light emission in super-slow motion. The camera uses a specially developed image intensifier for realizing the short exposure. Up to three pulsed light sources and a filter wheel can be integrated into the camera as optional extras. Flexible control of the camera is provided via a LabVIEW application.

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USB 3.0 Camera

Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) has announced the addition of a new 1.3 MP global shutter CMOS to its Chameleon3® set of USB3 Vision™ cameras. The Chameleon3 CM3-U3-13Y3 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the ON Semiconductor PYTHON1300, a ½" global shutter CMOS sensor featuring 1280 x 1024 image resolution. The camera runs at 149 frames per second (full resolution) and up to 470 (fps) in pixel binning mode. Available in a 44 x 35 x 19.5 mm case or as a 40 x 31 mm board stack, the Chameleon3 includes an on-camera frame buffer for image retransmission and an opto-isolated GPIO with locking connection.

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USB 3.0 Camera

PixeLINK® (Ottawa, ON, Canada) has added two 2.3 megapixel global shutter CMOS models to its USB3 Vision camera set. The PL-D752 and the PL-D792 cameras feature the IMX174 and IMX249 CMOS sensors. The PL-D752, built using the IMX174 sensor, will be offered in both 10-bit and 12-bit versions and provide speed of 164 frames per second. The new board level and enclosed cameras are designed to work in machine vision, medical imaging, biometrics, and fluorescence microscopy applications.

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CMOS Camera

JAI (Shanghai, China/San Jose, CA) has introduced the GO-2400-PGE, an industrial camera featuring Sony’s IMX174, a 2.35-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager. The camera offers a maximum resolution of 1936 x 1216 pixels, while running at 48.8 frames per second over a GigE Vision interface. Power can be provided via the GigE Vision interface or via a 6-pin GPIO connector.

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Image Processing Software Environment (QuIP)

Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California The QuIP interpreter is a software environment for QUick Image Processing that features an interactive scripting language designed to facilitate use by non-expert users through features such as context-sensitive automatic response completion. The package includes a number of script packages that implement high-level functions such as analysis of eye images for human gaze tracking, medium-level functions such as feature tracking, and low-level functions such as image filtering. The environment also includes facilities for displaying images onscreen, drawing and overlaying graphics, and constructing graphical user interfaces using the scripting language. QuIP can be acquired at: http://scanpath.arc.nasa.gov/quip/.

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CubeSat-Compatible, High-Resolution, Thermal Infrared Imager

This imager will consolidate many of the best features in a single technology. Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland A small, adaptable, and stable thermal imaging system was developed that can be flown on an aircraft, deployed on the International Space Station as an attached payload, launched on a ride-share as an entirely self-contained 3U CubeSat, flown on a small satellite, or be a co-manifested satellite instrument. When the instrument design is proven, multiple copies of it could be assembled and aligned into an instrument array to enable large-swath thermal imaging from space, all to provide more detailed spatial and temporal data for biomass burning and land surface temperature studies than has heretofore been available from orbit. The instrument has an Earth-observing expected noise equivalent differential temperature (NEDT)

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Fabrication and Imaging Method for Microstructured Photonic Belt Resonator

The resonators have application in quantum and nonlinear optical areas where dispersion control is required. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California Frequency combs derived from optical microresonators are required to reach an octave in span. This is required for self-referencing a comb. Presently, the frequency comb span produced by whispering gallery microcavities and other types of cavities is limited mostly by total cavity dispersion.

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NASA Vision Workbench (VWB) v3

Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California VWB is a modular, extensible computer vision framework that supports tasks including automated science and engineering analysis, large satellite image processing, and 2D/3D environment reconstruction. The framework provides a rapid C++ development environment as well as a flexible, multi-platform system to deploy computer vision applications. The module interface allows new capabilities to be rapidly integrated, and a dataflow architecture allows image processing pipelines to be quickly developed and reconfigured.

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