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First Light For SPECULOOS
First Light For SPECULOOS

The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images — a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin scientific operations, starting in earnest in January 2019.

  • Atomic Jet – The First Lens For Extreme-Ultraviolet Light Developed
    Atomic Jet – The First Lens For Extreme-Ultraviolet Light Developed

    Scientists from the Max Born Institute (MBI) have developed the first refractive lens that focuses extreme ultraviolet beams. Instead of using a glass lens, which is non-transparent in the extreme-ultraviolet region, the researchers have demonstrated a lens that is formed by a jet of atoms.

  • Borophene Advances As 2-D Materials Platform
    Borophene Advances As 2-D Materials Platform

    Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its bulk (3-D) form, it becomes a metallic conductor in 2-D.

  • Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright In The Infrared
    Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright In The Infrared

    The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices.

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Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly®
Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly® FLIR’s Firefly® camera is designed to combine machine vision features with the power of deep learning inference on-camera. With its integrated Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) users can deploy a trained neural network directly onto the camera and achieve inference on the edge. Its small size and low power are ideal for portable devices, and it provides excellent imaging with the latest global...  Continue Reading...
High-Performance Machine Vision Camera: Blackfly S Series
High-Performance Machine Vision Camera: Blackfly S Series FLIR’s Blackfly S cameras are compact, machine vision cameras designed to produce exact images for acceleration of application development. With features for both automatic and manual control over image capture and on-camera pre-processing, these cameras offer support for a wide range of operating systems and hosts system hardware architectures.  Continue Reading...
Oryx 10GigE Camera Family
Oryx 10GigE Camera Family The Oryx 10GigE camera family of machine vision cameras offers the advantages of the latest sensors by supporting transfer speeds up to 10 Gbit/s, enabling the capture of 12-bit images at over 60 FPS at 4K resolution. The Oryx 10BASE-T interface provides reliable image transfer at cable lengths over 50 meters on inexpensive CAT6A. or greater than 30 m on CAT5e.  Continue Reading...
Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275
Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275 Sierra-Olympic introduces the Ventus 275 advanced cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera system to offer a cost-effective solution for a variety of applications including surveillance, fixed monitoring, defense, manned/unmanned ground, and airborne applications. The camera system supports continuous zoom, autofocus, and advanced image processing in a compact package ready for integration.  Continue Reading...
Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series
Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series FLIR offers the new T1K series of portable, high-speed, high definition infrared cameras for applications requiring the highest resolution and sensitivity possible in a flexible, battery-powered handheld package. The FLIR T1010 and T1020 stream lossless radiometric imagery at 30 Hz, or up to 240 Hz with windowing through the optional High Speed Interface (HSI).  Continue Reading...
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  • First Sensor Detection Solutions
    First Sensor Detection Solutions

    First Sensor develops reliable sensor solutions for detecting light, pressure, level, radiation, flow, and acceleration.

  • The Road Ahead With Alex Roy
    The Road Ahead With Alex Roy

    Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.

  • Low Power Measurements: Best Practices
    Low Power Measurements: Best Practices

    Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.

  • How To Choose Your NanoScan
    How To Choose Your NanoScan

    Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.

  • First Sensor Competencies
    First Sensor Competencies

    This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.

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eBook: Improving Electronic Design And Testing With Infrared Imaging

This eBook addresses the inherent heating problems in electrical system designs as they become smaller and more powerful. Whether it is in the early rapid prototyping design phase, failure analysis and quality assurance phase, or troubleshooting on product returns, thermal measurement is a key tool for identifying problems and improving thermal management solutions. The FLIR eBook also offers insight and advice from industry experts on new infrared technologies, innovations, and techniques. Read more.

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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 open architecture and standards applied to defense applications, overlooked EMC vulnerabilities, microfabrication, display technologies, and more.

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Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

PG & O Precision Glass & Optics PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Our company began with an ingenious idea: combine high-volume, low-cost commercial glass manufacturing with the technical precision of optics and thin film coating. A quarter-century later, you can rely on us with confidence - because we put all those years of experience into every component we create for you.

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TELOPS TELOPS

Telops specializes in the design and production of sophisticated opto-electronic systems for the defense, aerospace and telecommunications industries. A reliable source of accelerated innovation inoptronics, the experienced engineering team thrives on high expectations and great challenges.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • How To Build A Deep Learning Classification System For Less Than $1000 USD

    Deep learning is set to alter the machine vision landscape in a big way. It is enabling new applications and disrupting established markets. As a product manager with FLIR, I have the privilege of visiting companies across a diverse range of industries; every company I visited this year is working on deep learning. It’s never been easier to get started, but where do you begin? This article will provide an easy-to-follow guide to building a deep learning inference system for less than $1000.

  • Introduction To Sony Pregius® Global Shutter CMOS: High-Speed CMOS Sensor With Distortion-Free Global Shutter Technology

    Sony's Pregius global shutter CMOS technology truly fulfills its promise: crisp, clear, distortion-free images at high speeds. With Pregius, Sony does more than provide a migration path from their most popular CCD sensors. Pregius offers significant performance gains, and with its newly-announced third generation, additional on-sensor features.

  • Imaging Reflective Surfaces: Getting Started with On-sensor Polarization

    Many vision systems struggle to overcome the effects of reflections and glare on reflective surfaces like glass, plastic and metal. Sony’s newest sensor technology can solve this problem with its pixel-level polarizer structure. This technology enables Sony polarized sensors to detect both the amount and angle of polarized light across a scene.

  • Understanding USB 3.1 And USB 3.2

    What does USB 3.1 offer machine vision? This article explains USB 3.1, as well as the differences between USB 3.1 Generation 1 and Generation 2 and the practical gains each offers machine vision developers.

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