Raptor Launches The NINOX 640, A Cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera Offering Ultra-Low Dark Current

Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras.

  • Servomotors Stabilize And Position Sensor Turrets On UAVs
    Servomotors Stabilize And Position Sensor Turrets On UAVs

    Today, recon is dominated by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a much more cost-effective approach that presents no risk to the operators. Of course, imagery is only useful if it’s crisp and clear, which requires both focusing and stabilization. This case study describes the development of a 700-gram gyro-feedback-stabilized sensor turret, which keeps a UAV sensor payload and its electronics steady and aimed while countering vibration, thermal loading, wind forces, and more. 

  • IEEE Photonics Society's 2014 Avionics Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference To Showcase Latest Technology Developments In Avionics, Mobile Platforms, Surface Ships, Submarines & Ground Vehicles
    IEEE Photonics Society's 2014 Avionics Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference To Showcase Latest Technology Developments In Avionics, Mobile Platforms, Surface Ships, Submarines & Ground Vehicles

    The IEEE Photonics Society's 2014 Avionics Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2014) provides an international forum for engineers, researchers and manufacturers to meet and exchange ideas on designing and deploying fiber optic and photonics technologies for the harsh environments of avionics and vetronics (vehicle electronics) applications.

  • National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light'
    National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light'

    The brightest synchrotron light source in the world has delivered its first x-ray beams. The National Synchrotron Light Source II NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory achieved "first light" on October 23, 2014, when operators opened the shutter to begin commissioning the first experimental station (called a beamline), allowing powerful x-rays to travel to a phosphor detector and capture the facility's first photons.

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    Ultra High Speed, High Spatial Resolution Camera System - Fastcam IS-1M Photron, a leading global manufacturer of high speed imaging systems, introduces the ultra-high-speed, high-resolution camera system, the Fastcam IS-1M. The revolutionary 312 x 260 pixel resolution ISIS (in-situ image storage) CCD sensor system is designed to capture a wide range of ultra-high-speed phenomena at up to 1,000,000 frames per second (fps). The key feature of the new camera is the sensor where the signal storage areas for the recorded images are incorporated within the chip. Extremely light sensitive, the Fastcam IS-1M captures a wide range of high speed events, even in low light conditions.
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  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components

    On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.

  • 4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
    4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier

    Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.

  • The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014
    The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014

    With more than 450 companies at this year’s event and only three days to explore, it was an almost overwhelming task to try and take in all of the technology on display. Regardless, I did my best, and here is my list of the top five most exciting technologies I caught at the show.

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  • Using Thermography In Precision Agriculture
    Using Thermography In Precision Agriculture

    Changes in soil texture, topography, wind, and even the time of day can all affect crop field variability. All of these factors can affect how water infiltrates and holds into the soil profile. These variables need to be taken into consideration in irrigation scheduling.

  • Lowering Dark Current, Defects, And Bad Pixel Counts In Imaging Detectors
    Lowering Dark Current, Defects, And Bad Pixel Counts In Imaging Detectors

    Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems cut the ribbon on their new facility on September 17th, 2014. Doug Malchow spent a few minutes with us explaining how the move to a bigger and better place has already resulted in better quality imaging detectors with lower defects, lower bad pixel counts, and much lower dark current.

  • Spectral Sensing Kit For Developers
    Spectral Sensing Kit For Developers

    At Optics and Photonics 2014, Bill DeCosta with Ocean Optics introduced his company’s new STS developer kits. Watch the video for an up close look as well as some in depth information on the STS spectrometer.

  • Low Cost Measurement And Analysis Solutions
    Low Cost Measurement And Analysis Solutions

    Applications engineer Kimberly Quinones with StellarNet closed out Photonics Online's Optics and Photonics 2014 video coverage by discussing their UV/VIS/NIR miniature and low-cost spectrometers, integrating spheres, and other solutions for applications involving LED measurements, light measurement, Raman analysis, raw material identification, optical metrology, and more.

  • SWIR Cameras, Cores, And Export License Solutions
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    Herve Copin with Xenics kicked off the last day of Optics and Photonics 2014 by discussing two of his company's SWIR camera offerings: The Bobcat 640 for waste sorting, food inspection, failure analysis, and semiconductor inspection; and the Rufus 640, a SWIR camera that can operate in both extreme day and night conditions.

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Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden CZ is a thermal imaging camera with a 12x zoom factor for 640 x 480 resolution and a 6x zoom factor for 320 x 240. It’s well suited for system integrators in the security and surveillance space, or any other project requiring advanced continuous zoom thermal imaging capabilities.

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First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

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  • Advances In sCMOS Camera Technology Benefit Bio Research

    Since the inception of digital microscopy, scientific-grade CCD cameras have been the gold standard for imaging due to their sensitivity, linear response to light, and low noise characteristics. However, many cell mechanisms occur on short time scales and emit low luminescence signals, making imaging difficult for slower CCD cameras. This technical note discusses why scientific CMOS (sCMOS) is becoming the sensor technology of choice for live cell fluorescence applications, largely due to their combination of very low electronic noise, high frame rates, and a large field of view.

  • Optimizing Hematology Analysis: When Physical Prototypes Fail, Simulation Provides The Answers

    In order to take measurements that are inaccessible using just physical prototyping, HORIBA Medical turned to simulation to optimize and improve their line of leading hematology analysis equipment.

  • Designing Lens-Free Microscopes Based On Holographic Imaging

    Leading nanoelectronics research center imec has recently developed a new microscope — a fast and compact, lens-free imaging solution based on holographic imaging. Starting from a well-known R&D concept, imec’s engineers made a robust solution that can be fabricated by tool providers and used in commercial labs and industrial environments. Imec’s solution is characterized by a very large field of view, high resolution, fast reconstruction software, and excellent scalability. It offers the prospect of easy integration in bio-incubator environments, in large-surface inspection, and even in micro-sized lab-on-chips.

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    Download this brief application note to learn more about tempered and heat strengthened glass, chemically strengthened soda glass, and high ion-exchange chemically strengthened thin glass, and the potential risks and feasibility of strengthening said glass.

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