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Briefs: Imaging
Mimicking the easy, instantaneous image processing power of the human eye, Penn State electrical engineering researchers created a metasurface, an optical element akin to a glass slide that uses tiny nanostructures, placed at different angles to control light.
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Briefs: Imaging
Advanced technology plays a vital role in search and rescue operations after natural disasters such as earthquakes. Thermal imaging equipment and sensitive listening devices are deployed to seek out signs of life.
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INSIDER: Imaging

Researchers from UCLA and the United States Army Research Laboratory have laid out a new approach for enhancing artificial intelligence-powered computer vision technologies by...

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Two NASA CubeSats designed to study tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, are in orbit after a successful launch.

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Application Briefs: Imaging
"Early detection of a NEO headed for Earth would give us sufficient time to deflect the threat."
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics, which is based on manipulating nature at the sub-molecular level.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.
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Briefs: Design
Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

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Blog: Imaging
There are some things you just can't do at a virtual trade show. Editor Bruce A. Bennett walks the floor at SPIE Photonics West.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
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Blog: AR/AI
A deep-learning approach from Stanford University detects property damage caused by wildfires.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
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Special Reports: Imaging
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Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Briefs: Lighting
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Technology Leaders: Imaging
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
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Briefs: Imaging
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
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Podcasts: Aerospace

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability to navigate and...

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Products: Transportation
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
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Products: Test & Measurement
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
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