Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Products of Tomorrow: August 2015

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just some of the examples of NASA-developed technology used in products today.

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