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Your destination for advances in imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) technologies. Design engineers can access news, technical briefs, applications, and product developments.

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Articles: Test & Measurement
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
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...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Briefs: Imaging
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
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: Imaging
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Articles: Imaging
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Deep learning-based AI allows users to identify 3D objects of arbitrary shape and size in various orientations with high accuracy in the 3D space.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: Materials
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Articles: Nanotechnology
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Special Reports: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Imaging
Tech Briefs readers ask two industry experts about the effectiveness of CT scans when you want a deeper look at a battery.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
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...

Briefs: Imaging
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
Products: Connectivity
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: Energy
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Briefs: AR/AI
This AI turns even the blurriest photo into realistic computer-generated faces in HD.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.

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