Photonics & Imaging

Find the latest developments in Photonics & Imaging essential to both Commercial & Government applications. Get expert solutions for imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, human machines (HMIs), plus advances in infrared cameras and display monitoring.

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cost-Effective Day & Night Marking Using Lasers

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Light Field Imaging Technology
Application Briefs: Transportation
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
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A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
These technologies help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: April 2021 Tech Briefs
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Precision Position Feedback for Smart Manufacturing
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Industrial Camera Interface Guide

With all the various camera interfaces available in today’s industrial camera market, it can be challenging to decide just which one best suits a particular imaging application. By understanding the...

Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Removing Outgassed Hydrogen from Electronic Packages

Most of electronic packages are required to be either hermetically sealed or kept in vacuum to maintain reliability of the internal parts for long-term operation. [1-3] However, these...

Learn about a variety of holographic 3D immersive displays.
Technology Leaders: Nanotechnology
Micro-Cameras Bring New Video Applications into Focus
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: March 2021 Tech Briefs
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Photonics West 2021 Preview
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Computing - March 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 present this...

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

IR and UV Optics

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has released Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) Wedged Windows, which are ideal for infrared (IR) applications, and TECHSPEC® Calcium...

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) recently recorded an image showing three of the four inner rocky planets. The...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Use the 'LaserFactory?'

A technology from MIT known as the "LaserFactory" integrates 3D printers and laser cutters to fabricate wearables, robots, and electronics components like sensors and actuators.

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