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Get the latest news, product developments, and technical briefs for advanced camera technologies. Design engineers will find applications in infrared cameras, and ultra-thin camera designs.

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A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
T-Ray Camera Speed Boosted a Hundred Times Over
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Do the Advantages of Tiny Cameras Outweigh Privacy Risks?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video showcased a wireless camera from the University of Washington – a device that is small enough to fit on an insect’s back, literally.

While the imaging advancement offers potential applications in biology and exploration, the UW team acknowledged...

When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding Sensitivity in sCMOS Microscopy Cameras
A new iteration of sCMOS camera technology promises even higher sensitivity than prior designs.
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
The Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT," uses cameras to identify facial temperature, and adjust the room's air accordingly.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Navigation Measurement Software
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks such as setting a table.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Ken Williford, Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist, to learn more about the science capabilities of Perseverance.
Articles: Aerospace
Mars 2020 – Getting to Mars
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.

Low-Power Sealed Laser

Luxinar (Kingston Upon Hull, UK) has introduced the SR 08s for marking, scribing and kiss cutting applications requiring average rather than peak power. The...

Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Briefs: Transportation
Analyzing Wear and Tear of Metal
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.

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