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Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Principles of Injection Molding

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should...

On-Demand Webinars: Imaging
Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect Additive Manufactured Parts

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques are quickly replacing conventional “subtractive” machining for producing low volumes of complex parts. While some of these parts may be used for safety-critical functions, their complex nature means they are...

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Innovations in Distributed Acoustic Sensing

This Tech Talk looks at how to achieve improved distributed acoustic and vibration sensing using optical fiber with continuous, grating-enhanced backscattering. It examines how increasing the power budget of distributed optical fiber acoustic and vibration sensors can provide freedom to system...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

On isolated mountaintops across the planet, scientists await word that tonight is the night. The complex coordination between...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Time-of-Flight Camera

LUCID Vision Labs, Inc. (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently announced its new Helios™2+ 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera offering two new on-camera depth...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Infrared (IR) light is invisible to humans. However, some animals, such as rattlesnakes or bloodsucking bats, can perceive IR radiation and use it to find food. But even for humans, the ability to...

Articles: Connectivity
Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Products: Motion Control
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Application Briefs: Imaging
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: Wearables
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Rugged Computing & Electronics - November 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we...

Blog: Test & Measurement
Tech Briefs readers ask two industry experts about the effectiveness of CT scans when you want a deeper look at a battery.
White Papers: Imaging
Imaging in Challenging Lighting Conditions — A Better Way

Choosing just the right camera for a particular application can be difficult. Common camera specifications that are normally considered include resolution and frame rate. However,...

On-Demand Webinars: Imaging
X-ray Computed Tomography: Enabling Safe and Effective Battery Technology

Next-generation battery technology has dominated headlines in both scientific and mainstream news outlets for years. The number of critical applications that rely on this technology is rapidly growing. With battery-powered devices making their way into every facet...

Blog: Imaging
A deep-learning approach from Stanford University detects property damage caused by wildfires.
White Papers: Imaging
The Need for High-Performance Surge Protection for PoE Cameras

The application space and potential for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) continues to expand in today’s communications market. More network designers deploying cameras for...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

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