June 2007

Articles : Electronics & Computers
SMP vs. AMP: How Homogenous Is Your Embedded System?
Multiprocessing system architectures come in all shapes and sizes, so it is dangerous to make any generalizations. But perhaps there's agreement that most systems can be classified as either symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) or asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP).
Articles : Electronics & Computers
Secure Partitioning Safeguards Real-time Performance

High performance multi-core processors are providing opportunities to consolidate multiple applications into a single system. However, embedded applications often have real-time requirements that cannot be put in jeopardy by other software clamoring for the same system resources such as CPU...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Visualization Tools Aid Multi-core Development

Multi-core processing is a "disruptive technology", transforming the way embedded systems are architected, developed, and debugged. With greatly improved performance and lower power, multi-core processors have caught the attention of designers who don't think twice about putting two, four, or even...

CAD/Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Modeling Environment

ALGOR, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, has released ALGOR V20, an integrated CAD/finite element analysis (FEA) modeling environment for working with imported CAD models or building original models. New features include design scenarios that let a single FEA model contain numerous analyses; a software...

Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Multi-Bit-Rate Switcher Is Part of High-Definition Upgrade at NASA
HANABI HVS-3800HS Multi-Bit Rate Switcher
Waltham, MA

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, manages the Hubble Space Telescope that has, since its launch in 1990, recorded more than 700,000...

Application Briefs : Imaging
Clustered Storage System Enables Image Geoprocessing of Earth’s Surface
Isilon IQ Clustered Storage System
Isilon Systems
Seattle, WA

NASA World Wind is an open-source, virtual globe software enabling users to zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth, providing an...

Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA Announces 2006 Invention of the Year

A team from Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, has been awarded the 2006 NASA Government Invention of the Year for an actuator and sensor system that is more durable than a piezoelectric system, and provides increased unidirectional control. In addition to being used in a number of NASA programs,...

Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Power of Data Acquisition Technology Convergence

Modern digital technology and a little imagination have led to today’s most popular devices, like the MP3 player — a tiny digital music player that you can carry in your shirt pocket, and yet which can hold countless songs, TV shows, and movies. And they have led to cell phones that are...

Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
2006 Product of the Year Awards and Design Contest Winners

The 2006 NASA Tech Briefs (NTB) and Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB) Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards were presented recently by the editors of NTB and PTB at an awards dinner in New York City. The event honored the top three products of 2006 as chosen by each magazine’s...

Articles : Software
The 3D Product Development Triple Play
By Steve Luby
President & Chief Executive Officer
Waltham, MA

Today, every company is searching for a sustainable competitive advantage, and getting great products to market quickly at a good price is what matters most. Product innovation and speed are the keys...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
High-Accuracy, High-Dynamic-Range Phase-Measurement System

A digital phase meter has been designed to satisfy stringent requirements for measuring differences between phases of radiofrequency (RF) subcarrier signals modulated onto laser beams involved in the operation of a planned space-borne gravitational- wave-detecting heterodyne laser...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Multi-Antenna Radar Systems for Doppler Rain Measurements

Use of multiple-antenna radar systems aboard moving high-altitude platforms has been proposed for measuring rainfall. The platforms contemplated in the proposal would be primarily spacecraft, but, in principle, the proposal could also apply to aircraft. The problem of measuring rainfall...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Simple, Compact, Safe Impact Tester

An apparatus has been designed and built for testing the effects, on moderatesized objects, of cushioned decelerations having magnitudes ranging up to several hundred g [where g = normal Earth gravitational acceleration ( ≈9.8 m/s2)]. The apparatus was originally intended for use in assessing the...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
600-GHz Electronically Tunable Vector Measurement System

A compact, high-dynamic-range, electronically tunable vector measurement system that operates in the frequency range from ≈560 to ≈635 GHz has been developed as a prototype of vector measurement systems that would be suitable for use in nearly-real- time active submillimeter-wave...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Modular Architecture for the Measurement of Space Radiation

A modular architecture has been conceived for the design of radiation-monitoring instruments used aboard spacecraft and in planetary-exploration settings. This architecture reflects lessons learned from experience with prior radiation-monitoring instruments. A prototype instrument that...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Smart Data Node in the Sky

A document discusses the physical and engineering principles affecting the design of the Smart Data Node in the Sky (SDNITS) — a proposed Earthorbiting satellite for relaying scientific data from other Earth-orbiting satellites to one or more ground station(s). The basic concept of the SDNITS is similar to that of...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pseudo-Waypoint Guidance for Proximity Spacecraft Maneuvers

A paper describes algorithms for guidance and control (G&C) of a spacecraft maneuvering near a planet, moon, asteroid, comet, or other small astronomical body. The algorithms were developed following a model- predictive-control approach along with a convexification of the governing...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Update on Controlling Herds of Cooperative Robots

A document presents further information on the subject matter of “Controlling Herds of Cooperative Robots” (NPO-40723), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 30, No. 4 (April 2006), page 81. To recapitulate: A methodology for controlling a herd of cooperative and autonomous mobile robots exploring the...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Simulation and Testing of Maneuvering of a Planetary Rover

A report discusses the development of a computational model of a Mars Explorer Rover maneuvering across terrain under varying conditions. The model is used to increase understanding of the rover dynamics. Increased understanding is helpful in planning further tests and in extending the...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Improved On-Chip Measurement of Delay in an FPGA or ASIC

An improved design has been devised for on-chip-circuitry for measuring the delay through a chain of combinational logic elements in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) or application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). Heretofore, it has been the usual practice to use either of two...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
VLSI Design of a Turbo Decoder

A very-large-scale- integrated-circuit (VLSI) turbo decoder has been designed to serve as a compact, high-throughput, low-power, lightweight decoder core of a receiver in a data-communication system. In a typical contemplated application, such a decoder core would be part of a single integrated circuit that would...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Architecture of an Autonomous Radio Receiver

A program to develop an autonomous radio receiver compatible with a variety of digital communication schemes is underway. The proposed receiver, to be implemented largely in software, would configure itself to receive an incoming signal without much a priori knowledge of defining characteristics of...

Briefs : Software
Resource Selection and Ranking

Surfer is an extensible framework for selecting and ranking grid resources. A resource is defined as anything that needs selecting such as compute resources, storage resources, and data resources. The user specifies the set of resource types desired, the constraints that must hold over all the resources, and the...

Briefs : Software
Accident/Mishap Investigation System

InvestigationOrganizer (IO) is a Webbased collaborative information system that integrates the generic functionality of a database, a document repository, a semantic hypermedia browser, and a rulebased inference system with specialized modeling and visualization functionality to support accident/mishap...

Briefs : Medical
Simplified Identification of mRNA or DNA in Whole Cells

A recently invented method of detecting a selected messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence offers two important advantages over prior such methods: it is simpler and can be implemented by means of compact equipment. The simplification and miniaturization...

Briefs : Medical
Printed Multi-Turn Loop Antennas for RF Biotelemetry

Printed multi-turn loop antennas have been designed for contactless powering of, and reception of radio signals transmitted by, surgically implantable biotelemetric sensor units operating at frequencies in the vicinity of 300 MHz. In the original intended application of these antennas, the...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Retaining Rings for Industrial Fastening Applications
Retaining Rings for Industrial Fastening Applications

A discussion of retaining rings inevitably must begin with a debunking of myths; namely, that one style of retaining ring will function better than all other types in all instances. No...

Retaining Rings for Industrial Fastening Applications
Briefs : Materials
Glass/BNNT Composite for Sealing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A material consisting of a barium calcium aluminosilicate glass reinforced with 4 weight percent of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) has shown promise for use as a sealant in planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The composition of the glass in question in mole percentages is 35BaO + 15CaO...

Briefs : Materials
Improved Single-Source Precursors for Solar-Cell Absorbers

Improved single-source precursor compounds have been invented for use in spray chemical vapor deposition (spray CVD) of chalcopyrite semiconductor absorber layers of thin-film solar photovoltaic cells. The semiconductors in question are denoted by the general formula...

Briefs : Materials
Spray CVD for Making Solar-Cell Absorber Layers

Spray chemical vapor deposition (spray CVD) processes of a special type have been investigated for use in making CuInS2 absorber layers of thin-film solar photovoltaic cells from either of two subclasses of precursor compounds:


Briefs : Materials
Making Ternary Quantum Dots From Single-Source Precursors

A process has been devised for making ternary (specifically, CuInS2) nanocrystals for use as quantum dots (QDs) in a contemplated next generation of highefficiency solar photovoltaic cells. The process parameters can be chosen to tailor the sizes (and, thus, the absorption and...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Method of Assembling Compact Coherent Fiber-Optic Bundles

A method of assembling coherent fiber-optic bundles in which all the fibers are packed together as closely as possible is undergoing development. The method is based straightforwardly on the established concept of hexagonal close packing; hence, the development efforts are focused on...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturing Diamond Under Very High Pressure

A process for manufacturing bulk diamond has been made practical by the invention of the High Pressure and Temperature Apparatus capable of applying the combination of very high temperature and high pressure needed to melt carbon in a sufficiently large volume. The rate of growth achievable in this...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Compact Fuel-Cell System Would Consume Neat Methanol

In a proposed direct methanol fuelcell electric- power-generating system, the fuel cells would consume neat methanol, in contradistinction to the dilute aqueous methanol solutions consumed in prior direct methanol fuel-cell systems. The design concept of the proposed fuel-cell system takes...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Ring-Resonator/Sol-Gel Interferometric Immunosensor

A proposed biosensing system would be based on a combination of (1) a sensing volume containing antibodies immobilized in a sol-gel matrix and (2) an optical interferometer having a ring resonator configuration. The antibodies would be specific to an antigen species that one seeks to detect....

Briefs : Information Technology
Algorithm Would Enable Robots to Solve Problems Creatively

A control architecture and algorithms to implement the architecture have been conceived to enable a robot to learn from its experiences and to combine knowledge gained from prior experiences in such a way as to be able to solve new problems. The architecture is an abstraction of an...

Briefs : Information Technology
Hypothetical Scenario Generator for Fault-Tolerant Diagnosis

The Hypothetical Scenario Generator for Fault-tolerant Diagnostics (HSG) is an algorithm being developed in conjunction with other components of artificial- intelligence systems for automated diagnosis and prognosis of faults in spacecraft, aircraft, and other complex engineering...

Who's Who
Dr. Richard Boyle, Director, BioVIS Technology Center

Dr. Richard BoyleMedical imaging technology has led to quicker diagnoses of conditions that, when caught early, can be treated. However, because such devices are large, they are impractical in the limited area of a space vehicle. An on-going NASA project to address the issue involves image...

Tech Needs
Delivery System for Controlled Release of Actives

A technology is sought that will enable delivery of active cleaning compositions triggered at a specific time/place by a large range of conditions. The solution must be environmentally safe, must function at a pH range between seven and 11 and temperatures between 5 and 80°C, be compatible for...

NASA Tech Needs
Remote Cloud-Height and Visibility Sensing

A small, low-power automatic sensor technology is needed to determine the cloud coverage, cloud ceiling height between 3,000 to 20,000 feet, and visibility up to at least five miles. These measurements must be provided in day and night conditions. The devices need to be small for easy placement at...

Techs for License
27MHz Embedded Antenna for RF Mouse

Tiny antenna with huge capabilities. Advanced, patented antenna technology easily embedded into a wide range of products including wireless mouse, RF keyboard, gamepads, etc. It allows packing high performance and reliability into a small package and higher gain achieved through Leaky Wave optimization.

Techs for License
Embedded Antenna for Cellular Phones

900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2200 MHz & Bluetooth. Advanced, patented antenna technology for high-performance cellular phones. This miniaturized antenna is designed for embedding into mobile telephones to provide maximum reception and reliability. It allows packing high performance and reliability into a tiny package...

Techs for License
Non-Damaging Cell Wall Defrosting Method and Apparatus

A defrosting technology was developed to protect cell walls and the quality of frozen products during defrosting. Potential applications include the medical and pharmaceutical industries, cosmetic materials, and foods. The system seldom breaks cell walls because of its quick temperature...

Techs for License
Cargo Drop Air Delivery System

The ADCA aerial delivery system reduces cargo loading time, is safe for fragile cargo, and allows loading and unloading to be performed by one person (no special training required). The drop container is designed with a tubular frame, padding materials, a shock-absorbing cushion, and side and bottom air bags to...

Articles : Motion Control
Electric Motors vs. Fluid Power: Robotic System Designers Have a Choice

Robotic system designers should choose the right power source for the job. Often, electric motors are chosen without thinking about the benefits of hydraulics or pneumatics. For applications where precise control of large forces and smooth motion are required, or...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Lead Screws Used in Diamond Analyzer

Traditionally, once they are shaped, but before they are mounted, diamonds are rated by the “4 Cs” — clarity, color, carat, and cut. Modern gemology, however, grades finished diamonds by a more accurate standard: light performance. The quality of how a diamond innately captures and “plays” with...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Scales Work as Part of Thermonuclear Ignition Target Assembly

Scheduled for completion in 2009, the National Ignition Facility Project (NIF), part of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, Livermore, CA), is a component of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Stockpile Stewardship Program, whose mission is to maintain...

Linear-Type Stepper Motor

Nippon Pulse America (Radford, VA) released the Captive LINEARSTEP Series Linear-Type Stepper Motor, a RoHS-compliant, linear-type stepper motor with a one-piece captive shaft. The linear shaft movement is guideless, and an anti-rotation cap allows the shaft to actuate without external influence. Linear motion is...

Ring Tachometer

Madison Electric Products (Mentor, OH) offers the C-face ring tachometer that monitors motor shaft RPM when using NEMA C-face, metric flanged, or faced motors. The device is designed with a dual C-face mount to fit between the motor and gearbox, break, or clutch, and has a slim-line profile. Features include single and quadrature...

Planetary Gearheads

Boston Gear (Quincy, MA) released Helical Planetary Precision Gearheads for direct attachment to servo and stepper motors. All exposed gearhead parts are composed of stainless steel. Housings are available in anodized aluminum (for standard applications) and epoxy-coated (for wet and washdown applications). The device...

Multiple Position Slide

From PHD (Fort Wayne, IN), the Series SMF Multiple Position Slide allows for a switch to be mounted at any point along the slide’s travel. Multiple intermediate stopping positions are available, and a stainless steel band and saddle seal protect the bearing system from contaminants. Optional adjustable cushions augment...

Stepper Motor Controller

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) introduced the PriorPCI2 High Speed Stepper Motor Controller, featuring a 175 × 106 mm design; standard six-axis control for XY, focus, and three filter wheels; shutter control for three shutters; and a 16-bit analog (0-10 V) output for piezo control. Other features are four...

Voice Coil Stage

From PI L.P. (Auburn, MA), the V-106 QuickScan™ series of PCI-card-driven, high-speed voice coil positioning stages provides resolution to 100 nanometers. The unit features cross-roller bearings, scanning frequency of several tens of Hz, travel ranges of 20 mm and 6 mm, velocity to 240 mm/sec (9.6 inch/sec), and a direct...

Controller ICs

Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) released critical conduction mode (CRM) power factor correction controller (PFC) integrated circuits (ICs), the FAN7529 and FAN7530. Both units use a variable on-time control method for Total Harmonic Distortion performance (

Rotary Encoder ICs

Austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) released the AS5030 and AS5130, two 8-bit absolute magnetic rotary encoder integrated circuits (ICs) with pushbutton and low-power-mode features. Both units provide an angle resolution of 1.4 degrees over a full 360-degree turn (8-bit), accessible via digital serial interface...

Digital to Synchro Converters

Computer Conversions Corp. (East Northport, NY) introduced a series of Digital to Synchro Converters with 14-, 12-, or 10-bit resolution that can provide up to 25 VA and are designed to drive torque receivers with accuracies of up to ±10 minutes of arc. The unit is unaffected by overload and transient conditions....

Brush-Commutated Gearmotors

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) released a line of PITTMAN® brush-commutated DC gearmotors that provides output torque up to 175 oz-in with standard sintered steel spur gearing and output torque up to 500 oz-in by incorporating select gear ratios and high-strength gears. The units come in three...

Aluminum-Housed Step Motor

Danaher Motion (Wood Dale, IL) introduced the CT Series Step Motors, which use less power to provide more torque, augmenting operating efficiency and machine throughput. Standard and custom motors are available in NEMA 17, 23, and 34 frame sizes. The units feature a large bearing system to accommodate high thrust loads...

Non-Contact Magnetic Encoder

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) released the AEAT-60xx series of non-contact magnetic encoders. Coming in a cylindrical package (23 mm in both diameter and height), the unit is for industrial applications. It can provide absolute angle detection upon power-up, with a resolution of 0.0879 degrees (12-bit versions)...

Timing Belts

BRECOflex Co., LLC (Eatontown, NJ) introduced the Standard Plus Technology line of BRECOFLEX Truly Endless timing belts for high-precision positioning applications using bifilar cable arrangements. The product features lessened pitch tolerance deviations and augmented belt length tolerance and accuracy. Other features include a...

Paver Bearing

Emerson Power Transmission (Ithaca, NY) released Sealmaster® paver bearings for applications dealing with abrasive paving conditions and asphalt materials. A four-barrier seal protects the product’s inner components from contaminants. The barrier, comprising a ductile iron end cap, rotating shield, self-adjusting washer, and...

Commutated Motor

From Maxon Motors (Fall River, MA), the EC-max 16 2-wire brushless motor features ironless winding, and its turns are detent-free. The commutation electronics are integrated, and allow direct control with an operating voltage of between 5 and 15 V. The motor turns proportionate to the applied voltage with the relevant speed in a...

Compact Linear Actuator

The LCB Series from Parker Hannifin Corp. (Cleveland, OH) is a line of compact linear actuators featuring a low-friction, dry running, sliding bearing carriage. An external sliding guide, with dry-film lubricant, is incorporated as part of the aluminum profile. A sliding carriage is available in three sizes to increase...

Motorized Linear Stage

Zaber Technologies (Richmond, BC, Canada) released the T-LSR series of computer-controlled, motorized linear stages, which travel up to 300 mm and have a resolution down to 0.25 μm. The device can handle loads up to 20 kg at speeds up to 20 mm/s. Multiple units may be mounted in X-Y or X-Y-Z configurations without any...

EtherCAT Servo Drive

Copley Controls (Canton, MA) offers two open-standard, EtherCAT-compatible Accelnet servo drives that deliver 18A and 36A peak, respectively. The drives are designed for centralized control of multi-axis automation or distributed motion control systems. The AEP-90-18 and AEP-90-36 drive brushless and brush motors and run on...

Rotary Magnetic Encoders

The ED Series of rotary magnetic encoders from Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) provides a platform for optical encoder and potentiometer replacement. The encoders use encapsulated (potted) electronics, eliminating contamination, even in severe conditions. The ED-18, ED-19, ED-20, and ED-21 encoders are offered in...

Motion Control Integrated Circuits

Performance Motion Devices (Lincoln, MA) offers the Magellan™ family of motion control integrated circuits (ICs) with 7-segment s-curve profile generation. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis versions, the programmable chips provide the control required to eliminate oscillation and reduce vibration for...

Position-Control Hinges

Southco (Concordville, PA) has introduced CEMA E6 constant-torque position-control hinges for applications such as industrial and electronics enclosures, contoured headrests for automotive and airplane seats, and LCD display screens in industrial and medical equipment. The hinges provide the ability to position and hold...

Planetary Gear Motors

Source Engineering (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced planetary brush and brushless gearmotors for OEM applications requiring high torque and speed reduction. They are available in ratios from 3:1 to 3729:1. The 22-mm to 56-mm-diameter gearmotors can be supplied with 3V DC to 36V DC motors; plastic, powder metal, or cut metal...

Heavy-Duty Encoder

Heidenhain (Schaumburg, IL) offers the Leine & Linde heavy-duty incremental Model 862 encoder that is resistant to high vibration and shock, and is electrically insulated up to 2.5 kV. The severe-duty encoders are suited for drive and measurement applications. The encoder meets standards according to IEC 68-2-6 and IEC...

Articles : Imaging
Creating Geospatial Content with Photogrammetry Software

Over the last decade, the unprecedented population growth rates throughout much of the world and the subsequent need for information to support and manage that growth has put more pressure than ever before on geographical information system (GIS) and production mapping professionals....

Articles : Imaging
Vision-Guided Robotics: Robots That See and Reason

Robots are used in a wide variety of industries for a broad range of applications, from automotive, foundry, and general industry to material handling, packaging, and palletizing. With rising costs, increased competition, and skilled worker shortage, companies are searching for ways to achieve...

Application Briefs : Imaging
Automakers Use Thermal Vision Systems for Flawless Coatings

Automotive production plants continually face two common problems in the application of coatings: imperfect coverage and contaminants. Thermal vision systems provide a solution.

Application Briefs : Imaging
Infrared Night Vision Expands What Drivers Can “See”

The U.S. military has employed infrared vision technology for years. But it has only been the past several years that thermal imaging, or infrared, technology has been made commonly available by automakers. With the introduction of Night Vision on the 2000 Cadillac DeVille, General Motors...

Products : Imaging
Handheld 3D Laser Camera

Creaform, Quebec, Canada, offers the Handyscan 3D self-positioning, handheld 3D laser camera that allows for real-time 3D rendering visualization of scanned data. Resulting STL files can be exported directly in any post-treatment software such as CAD, CAE, or CAM. Contact-free scanning is performed by sweeping over a...

Products : Imaging
Video Converter Boards

The PRISMA II series of RGB/DVI/video converter boards from Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma, NY, provides analog control for connecting TFT LCDs to standard graphics and/or video interfaces. Input signals such as analog RGB, analog video, or DVI are automatically converted to TTL or LVDS signals accepted by TFT...

Products : Imaging
GigE CCD Vision Camera

The GE680 CCD vision camera from Prosilica, Vancouver, Canada, runs 200-plus frames per second at VGA resolution and up to 1,500 frames per second when using a 25 × 25 region of interest. The camera’s Gigabit Ethernet interface is capable of sustained data rates of 125 MB/second, and it operates over standard Cat5e...

Products : Imaging
Thermography Camera

The VarioCAM® thermography camera from JENOPTIK Laser, Jena, Germany, features an image resolution up to 1.2 megapixels and is designed for applications in scientific and industrial research and development. The camera is based on Resolution-Enhancement-Technology, an optomechanical procedure in which the...

Products : Imaging
High-Definition Robotic Camera

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, has introduced the EVI-HD1 high-definition EVI robotic camera, a single-chip-based, pan/tilt/zoom camera with multi-format capabilities to output both standard and high-definition video. The camera uses a 1080i CMOS sensor that delivers high-definition resolution in 720p, 1080i, or...

Products : Imaging
PCI Express Frame Grabbers

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has introduced a series of five PCI Express frame grabbers with single-lane interface (×1). The PC_EYE®/MONO frame grabber is designed for industrial image processing in which digitization begins immediately after an external trigger signal. The board supports four cameras in...

Products : Imaging
X-Ray Imaging Camera

Rad-icon Imaging Corp., Santa Clara, CA, has introduced the Shad-o-BoxTM HS high-sensitivity, high-speed x-ray camera with 12-bit digital interface for direct connection to a frame grabber. The camera operates in real-time radiography applications at up to 20 frames per second. The camera’s image detector is a...

Products : Imaging
High-Speed Video Camera

Photron, San Diego, CA, offers the Fastcam SA-1 high-speed camera with 5,000 full megapixel resolution frames per second. It uses CMOS sensor technology for slow-motion video imaging with true 12-bit resolution and two-microsecond global shuttering. The camera design provides two memory configurations, including 8 GB with...