EDITOR’S PICKS

The VuePod: Powerful Enough For A Gamer, Made For An Engineer

It’s like a scene from a gamer’s wildest dreams: 12 high-definition, 55-inch 3D televisions all connected to a computer capable of supporting high-end, graphics-intensive gaming.

  • Researchers Generate Tunable Photon-Pair Spectrum Using Room-Temperature Quantum Optics Silicon Chip
    Researchers Generate Tunable Photon-Pair Spectrum Using Room-Temperature Quantum Optics Silicon Chip

    A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon--one of the most widely used materials for modern electronics.

  • Overcoming Scattering Media Challenges In Multi-Photon Microscopy
    Overcoming Scattering Media Challenges In Multi-Photon Microscopy

    A major problem standard MPM faces is correcting for scattering media. To solve this issue, Dr. Meng Cui at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recently pioneered Super Penetration Multi-Photon Microscopy (S-MPM) at the Cui Lab. He has successfully reported on focusing light through static and dynamic strongly scattering media using Boston Micromachines’ segmented 492-DM. By using the iterative multi-photon adaptive compensation technique (IMPACT), he since reported new results on in vivo fluorescence microscopy, providing a unique solution to noninvasive brain imaging.

  • Could Ultraviolet Light Technologies Help Prevent The Spread Of Ebola?
    Could Ultraviolet Light Technologies Help Prevent The Spread Of Ebola?

    The Ebola virus continues to spread through West Africa, with new outbreaks surging in Monrovia, Liberia. Healthcare workers are struggling to contain the spread of the virus, and unfortunately they risk contracting the virus in their efforts to care for those infected. While experimental vaccines are being developed, worldwide health organizations are searching for ways to protect healthcare workers on the frontline. This article discusses the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiant (UVGI) devices, which use ultraviolet light to alter the DNA structure of viruses and prevent them from replicating.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Particle Detector For Scattered Ionizing Radiation

First Sensor Inc. announce a new detector for scattered ionizing radiation. The X10-6’s specially developed epoxy based light blocking glob top allows direct detection of X-ray and gamma radiation without perturbing influences of surrounding light sources. Applications include monitoring of scattered radiation from X-ray and gamma-ray sources to assure workplace safety.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • 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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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion
    Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion

    This particular sequence was recorded with at pco.dimax HD CMOS camera at 3,000 frames-per-second and 1296 x 720 pixel resolution. Once the ladybug unfolds its wings, the display speed is reduced to 25 fps.

  • Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light
    Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light

    This video was taken out of a lab window at dawn. The sequence displays three times at 16bit and 8bit scaling to capture details. All imagery was captured by the pco.edge – a color, sCMOS (scientific CMOS) camera operating at 2560 x 2160 resolution at 100 frames/s.

  • Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II
    Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II

    The pco.dimax HD is a high-speed, 12-bit CMOS camera ideal for a variety of slow-motion capture applications. In this video example, Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists used one of these cameras with 1920 x 1440 pixel resolution @ 1060 frames/s to capture sequences of young kingfishers trying (successfully, in some instances) to catch fish.

  • Magic Drops In Slow Motion
    Magic Drops In Slow Motion

    Blue Paw Artists’ Rainer Bergomaz and Daniel Nimmervoll used the pco.dimax HD high-speed camera to capture water droplet sequences, showing that slow motion imagery is just as appealing aesthetically as it is scientifically.

  • Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition
    Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition

    This video showcases an ATP (acquisition, tracking, and pointing) tracker in action in both day and nighttime conditions. The imagery was captured with DRS Technologies’ infrared cameras. The ATP tracker used in this footage is the result of a Senior Capstone Project in Texas A&M’s electrical engineering program.

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Xenics’ Serval-640-GigE is an LWIR camera designed for use in in-line process and quality control. It has a spectral band of 8µm to 14µm and 640x480 resolution. It’s been specifically designed for industrial imaging applications that call for rugged and reliable cameras without the need for third-party enclosures.

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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Abrisa Technologies

Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.
Vision Research, Inc.

Vision Research, Inc.

It all started in 1950 when a young, idealistic, engineer quit his job at Fairchild Camera to pursue a career in an industry that barely existed. He formed a brand new company named Photographic Analysis Company whose sales mark was "Research Through Photography."

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut and Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

Acton Optics & Coatings

Acton Optics & Coatings

Acton Research optics and coatings have been the standard in high performance ultraviolet (UV) optics since 1961. Acton Optics & Coatings continues the tradition providing the highest performing optical components and optical subassemblies available to a diverse array of industries, including the Medical, Semiconductor, Materials Processing, Analytic Instrumentation, Aerospace and Defense markets.

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PIXELTEQ provides OEM spectral sensing and imaging products, patterned optical filters and custom electro-optical devices for a variety of aerospace, biomedical, industrial, scientific and security applications.  At the heart of each multispectral device is an array of pixel-level spectral filters purpose-built for applications.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Maintaining QE (Quantum Efficiency) In The NIR Region

    This paper discusses the performance of InGaAs detector arrays sensitive in the VIS-SWIR region (400 to 1700nm) and includes sample image applications comparing images captured with SWIR technology to standard visible imaging technology.  

  • Laser Source for Gas Sensing: Application Note

    This Mid-IR laser source’s compact size, robustness, spectral flexibility, and low power consumption makes it ideal for applications involving molecular spectroscopy. This application note offers information on how it can be used for gas sensing.

  • Leveraging Semi-Solid Metal Casting For Manufacturing Complex Parts

    Brisbane, California startup Fighting Walrus recently developed its Fighting Walrus Radio – a 900 MHz telemetry radio used in conjunction with iPhones or iPads in order to effectively control the flight of commercially available drones. This case study explains how Proto Labs helped them determine that a magnesium thixomolding process was the most ideal solution in developing the radio’s antenna housing and clamps. To see if thixomolding might be the ideal solution for your next design, (drone controller or otherwise), download the case study.

  • Overcoming Scattering Media Challenges In Multi-Photon Microscopy

    A major problem standard MPM faces is correcting for scattering media. To solve this issue, Dr. Meng Cui at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recently pioneered Super Penetration Multi-Photon Microscopy (S-MPM) at the Cui Lab. He has successfully reported on focusing light through static and dynamic strongly scattering media using Boston Micromachines’ segmented 492-DM. By using the iterative multi-photon adaptive compensation technique (IMPACT), he since reported new results on in vivo fluorescence microscopy, providing a unique solution to noninvasive brain imaging.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Photonics West 2015

February 7 - 12, 2015
San Francisco, CA

IS&T / SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015

February 8 - 12, 2015
San Francisco, CA

SPIE Medical Imaging 2015

February 21 - 26, 2015
Orlando, FL

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015

February 22 - 26, 2015
San Jose, CA

SPIE Advanced Lithography Exhibition 2015

February 24 - 25, 2015
San Jose, CA
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