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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.

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Briefs: Imaging
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hybrid Material is an Efficient Photodetector
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mass-Producible, Centimeter-Scale Metalens
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Testing Swarming Drones
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Simple Robot Vision Tools Support Complex Applications
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Wavy Surfaces for Better Light Control
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Custom Gimbal for JHU-APL Shows Promise for Others
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Thermal cameras detect heat radiation and can be used to identify the surface temperature of objects and people. So what's their limit, asks a reader.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Precision Landing Without a Pilot

For planned robotic and crewed missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is developing and testing precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies. A combination of laser sensors, a camera, a high-speed...

Machine Vision Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Canada) announced its new Falcon4-CLHS M4480 and M4400 cameras, based on the Teledyne e2v Lince 11.2M monochrome sensors. The...

A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Acoustic Monitoring of Laser Welds
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
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: Photonics/Optics
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.

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