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Cameras

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.

Latest Briefs & News

Articles: Test & Measurement
Mars 2020 – Looking for Life
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.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: May 2020 Photonics & Imaging Insider

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.
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.
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Imaging the Biolocomotion of Fruit Flies

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes toward you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that’s exactly what researchers at Cornell University’s Itai Cohen Group...

This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Seeing Around Corners to Detect Object Shapes
Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.

Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection...

Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Spectral Sensitivity Curves of Cameras

Different line scan prism manufacturers might compare two possible curves in their advertising and argue that the steeper flanks should enable better color reproduction with greater selectivity.

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: March 2020
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Threads Detect Gases When Woven into Clothing
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2020 Preview
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Helping Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.

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