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  • Cameras for military operations

    Camera Sensors for Military Use: Sensitivity comparison

    How to choose the appropriate camera sensor for specific military application is the topic of this three-part series. The first article, Camera Sensors for Military Use: Design fundamentals, covered the main variables to consider: Purpose,...
  • Laser-based machine vision is playing a key role as a perfect complement to robotic assembly

    Laser Machine Vision Enables Automotive Inspection

    The mass production of automobiles and automotive components is becoming ever more automated, with smart robotic tools performing a wide range of tasks. To ensure consistent quality and specified performance, the robots are usually operated in a...
  • Using the XIMEA camera, researchers at VISNX have built a remote sensing platform that was fitted to a microlight aircraft

    Hyperspectral Imaging Takes to The Skies

    Hyperspectral systems acquire data in a set of narrow spectral bands which are then combined to form a three-dimensional (3D) datacube that comprises two spatial dimensions and one spectral dimension of a scene. Such datasets can be acquired in a...
  • Depth sensing enables gesture recognition
  • Highly integrated electronics drive high performance optical devices

    Photonic Integration: The optical magic of a microchip

    In case you’ve missed it, the internet is growing – not just in terms of reaching the “next billion” internet users, but because each of us who have been on the net for years is consuming more and more capacity. A prime...
  • 3D printing

    DLP Technology Advances 3D Printing

    3D printing is gaining momentum and poised to change the face of manufacturing. Almost seven decades after the first concept for additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) was patented, the technology is finally receiving widespread media attention as...
  • Camera Sensors for Military Use

    Camera Sensors for Military Use: Sensor technologies

    The first article in this series, Camera Sensors for Military Use: Design fundamentals covered the main variables to consider: Purpose, functionality and SWaP (size, weight and power)  as well as performance parameters and tradeoffs. In this...

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