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.

Products: Photonics/Optics
Light Source Software

Radiant Imaging (Duvall, WA) has released ProSource 8.0 software for light source near-field data analysis and ray generation. ProSource 8.0 generates ray data that accurately represent the output of the light source...

When a leading manufacturer of CNC optical manufacturing technology needed ultra-accurate and stable positioning for a new system to measure conformal optics, it turned to...

AgileMesh/Firetide surveillance system
AgileMesh
Dallas, TX
972-231-2122
www.agilemesh.com

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center now protects several of its highly...

A proposed metrology system would be incorporated into a proposed telescope that would include focusing optics on a rigid bench connected via a deployable mast to another rigid bench...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Formation Flying of Components of a Large Space Telescope

A conceptual space telescope having an aperture tens of meters wide and a focal length of hundreds of meters would be implemented as a group of six separate optical modules flying in formation: a primary-membrane-mirror module, a relay-mirror module, a focal-plane-assembly module...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Laser Metrology Heterodyne Phase-Locked Loop

A method reduces sensitivity to noise in a signal from a laser heterodyne interferometer. The phase-locked loop (PLL) removes glitches that occur in a zero-crossing detector's output [that can happen if the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the heterodyne signal is low] by the use of an internal...

Crystalline whispering gallery mode resonators (CWGMRs) made of crystals with axial symmetry have ordinary and extraordinary families of optical modes. These modes have substantially...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Spatial Modulation Improves Performance in CTIS

Suitably formulated spatial modulation of a scene imaged by a computed-tomography imaging spectrometer (CTIS) has been found to be useful as a means of improving the imaging performance of the CTIS. As used here, “spatial modulation” signifies the imposition of additional, artificial structure...

Features: Photonics/Optics
Micromachining with Lasers

Laser micromachining involves using light to remove material. Lasers can also be used in many other applications such as welding, marking, additive manufacturing and surface alteration, but these fall outside the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Measuring LED and Solid State Lighting Performance

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) and solid state lighting (SSL) products that incorporate LEDs pose many measurement challenges compared with other lighting elements, such as traditional...

Briefs: Imaging
Crew Activity Analyzer

The crew activity analyzer (CAA) is a system of electronic hardware and software for automatically identifying patterns of group activity among crew members working together in an office, cockpit, workshop, laboratory,...

Coded optic mask foil
Dynamics Research Corp. (DRC)
Andover, MA
978-475-9090
www.drc.com

The High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE-2)...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Range Imaging Without Moving Parts

Range-imaging instruments of a type now under development are intended to generate the equivalent of three-dimensional images from measurements of the round-trip times of flight of laser pulses along known directions. These instruments could also provide information on characteristics of targets, including...

With increased digitalization in the field of industrial image processing, the industry sometimes rashly writes off conventional technologies. In actuality, many...

Briefs: Imaging
Advanced Land Imager Assessment System

The Advanced Land Imager Assessment System (ALIAS) supports radiometric and geometric image processing for the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) instrument onboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. ALIAS consists of two processing subsystems for radiometric and geometric processing of the ALI’s...

Briefs: Imaging
Delivering Images for Mars Rover Science Planning

A methodology has been developed for delivering, via the Internet, images transmitted to Earth from cameras on the Mars Explorer Rovers, the Phoenix Mars Lander, the Mars Science Laboratory, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The images in question are used by geographically...

Products: Imaging
X-Ray Camera

Andor Technology, South Windsor, CT, offers the iKon-M x-ray camera available in two models: the DO and DY. The DO interfaces with vacuum chambers, and the DY is a standalone camera with a beryllium input window. The cameras...

Products: Imaging
Digital Video Recorder

NorPix, Montreal, QE, Canada, has released a small-form-factor video recorder for airborne applications. The system is GigE Vision and IEEE 1394B compatible, and records with two HDTV or GigE Vision cameras...

Products: Imaging
FPGA Vision Platform

4DSP, Reno, NV, offers the FM577 FPGA platform for vision systems based on a dual ALTERA® Cyclone III FPGA device architecture for data acquisition and processing. It also features the EP3C40 for...

Products: Imaging
CCTV Conversion Software

Avocado Security, Fairfax, VA, has introduced Avocado Express 2.0, a security and business intelligence optimization platform that provides security images by taking the video images from surveillance cameras and translating them into intelligent business data and statistics. It can convert video images from existing...

Products: Imaging
Vision-Equipped Robots

FANUC Robotics America, Rochester Hills, MI, has introduced the LR Mate 200iC/5H, the M-430iA/2F, and the M-710iC robots equipped with iRVision® built-in robotic vision. The LR Mate 200iC/5H is designed for...

Products: Imaging
Smart Cameras

National Instruments, Austin, TX, has introduced the NI 1744, NI 1762, and NI 1764 smart cameras for embedded machine vision applications. Powered by a 533-MHz PowerPC, the 1744 cameras feature a high-resolution image...

Products: Imaging
Machine Vision Software

PPT Vision, Eden Prairie, MN, has introduced IMPACTTM Software Suite Version 8.0 machine vision software. New features include the ability to drag and drop tools and controls, snap-to-grid alignment on the control panel canvas, and easy data linking between vision tools and controls. The IMPACT Vision Program Manager...

A method of optical thermometry, now undergoing development, involves low-resolution measurement of the spectrum of spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS) from N2 and...

The ability to record simultaneous framing images and streak images has long been a requirement in the research fields of detonation, electrical discharge, biomedical and many other...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tactile Feedback for Touch-input Devices

As products become more featurerich, manufacturers are looking at ways to improve the human-computer interface (HCI). Touchscreens, with intuitive operation and software flexibility, and...

Phase matching of diverse electromagnetic modes (specifically, coexisting optical and microwave modes) in a whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) resonator has been predicted theoretically and...

Microwave-to-optical frequency converters based on whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) resonators have been proposed as mixers for the input ends of microwave receivers in which, downstream of the...

In wide-band microwave receivers of a type now undergoing development, the incoming microwave signals are electronically preamplified, then frequency-up-converted to optical signals...

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