Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN, has introduced the Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3D printer, the first 3D printer to combine colors with multi-material 3D...

Products: Imaging

Adimec (Stoneham, MA) has released the Q-12A65, an addition to the company’s CMOS-based QUARTZ series. The Q- 12A65 camera, based on the CMOSIS CMV12000 image sensor, delivers 12 Megapixels at 66 fps. Equipped with the Camera...

Products: Imaging

Pleora Technologies (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) has introduced an embedded hardware product for integrating GigE Vision 2.0™-compliant video connectivity into cameras, x-ray detector panels, and imaging systems. The...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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....

Products: Imaging

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...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Multi-segmented Magnetic Ro bot (MSMR) project addresses a capability gap in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance needs of the U.S. Navy visit, board, search, and seizure...

Articles: Automotive

The SAE 2014 World Congress, which takes place April 8-10 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, assembles the best talent in the automotive industry — experts, management teams, engineers, and executives — to...

Articles: Automotive

The global automotive industry faces incredible pressures today. The skyrocketing costs of traditional fuels — along with worldwide supply uncertainties — are forcing automakers to not only increase the...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Have you ever felt nauseous reading a book in the back seat of a car? Did you ever wake up from a deep sleep feeling disoriented? Momentary incidents like these happen when the sensory systems that...

Who's Who: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Kenneth Dudley is a researcher in the Electromagnetics and Sensors Branch at NASA's Langley Research Center. His project team currently focuses on the testing and...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

Pfankuch Machinery, based in Ahrensburg, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of friction feeder systems for inserting leaflets and products into sales packaging. An embedded smart servo...

Application Briefs: Communications
Monopropellant (hydrazine) thrusters
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Sacramento, CA
916-355-4000
www.rocket.com

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, played a vital role in...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Volume-phase, holographic-grating Raman
spectrometer
Wasatch Photonics
Logan, UT
435-752-4301
www.wasatchphotonics.com

Raman laser spectroscopy technology from...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Oxygen shipping containers
Americase
Waxahachie, TX
800-972-2737
www.americase.biz

Americase designed, developed, and completed the first HM224B/DOT31FP shipping...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A powerful tool in understanding the role that greenhouse gasses play in climate change would be real-time data from laser chemical sensors providing concentrations and locations of...

Briefs: Information Technology
Adaptive Periodic-Correlation Algorithm for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing

Conventional Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing requires a point source such as a star to perform wavefront sensing. This software allows one to conduct such sensing using an extended-scene or scene-based image. The software allows a Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In Situ Health Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors

On occasion, anomalies in the highly dynamic test data obtained during rocket engine tests may appear. These issues must be investigated, and corrective action is generally mandated before testing resumes; usually only three days are allotted to identify and correct the issues. Spurious signals...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The current radio infrastructure for firefighters provides voice communications, but does not support data transfer capability for continuous monitoring of...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Car air conditioners operate in all seasons to keep the cabin temperature cool in summer and warm in winter. In summer, for air conditioning systems without humidity...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-Aligning Lug for Adapting Carbon Fiber Rods to a Bolted Metallic Connection

The enormous strength of unidirectional carbon fiber composite rods is difficult to take advantage of at their ends because of inadequate joining technology. Bolting does not work with unidirectional composites, and bonding is difficult due to stiffness mismatches...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Growth Method for Chalcongenide Phase-Change Nanostructures

Recently, one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructures such as nanowires and nanotubes have become the focal point of research in nanotechnology due to their fascinating properties. These properties are intrinsically associated with low dimensionality and small diameters, which may lead to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

This electronic device is designed to provide optimal control of an electromagnetically actuated shutter used on a digital or photographic camera. The SD36B1 Electromechanical Shutter...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sub-Nanosecond, Compact, Low-Power Time-Interval Measurement

This innovation is a sub-nanosecond time-interval measurement that is compact and inexpensive, implemented in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). Currently, high-speed count ers or semi-custom or custom ASICs (application specific integrated circuits) are used for time-interval...

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