Newsletter | November 18, 2020

11.18.20 -- How Does EMVA1288 Benefit Me? | Border Security + SWIR Cameras

Featured Article
Standards Always Sound Impressive, But Is There Any Benefit For Me As An sCMOS Camera User?

EMVA1288, a standard for the specification and measurement of machine vision sensors and cameras, creates transparency by defining reliable and exact measurement procedures, as well as data presentation guidelines, and makes comparison of cameras and image sensors easier. 

Industry Insights
PSD (Position Sensing Detector) Characteristics

Silicon photodetectors are commonly used for light power measurements but may also be utilized as optical position sensors. They are commonly referred to as position sensing detectors or simply PSDs. This white paper discusses the different types of PSDs and their functions in different applications.

Detecting Disguises At Border And Immigration Security Checkpoints Using Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Cameras

As the U.S. continues to increase its security at border crossings, airports, and other points of entry, biometrics will play an important role. Fingerprints and other direct contact means will become final identifiers of persons.

Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Challenges: 2020 And Beyond

Medical device manufacturers and designers must overcome various challenges to succeed in an expanding global marketplace, challenged along the way by aspects of design, research, validation, and bringing their devices to a competitive market in a cost-effective manner.

Do You Know What You Are Really Buying?

Datasheets can be misleading, so how do you know what you are really buying? To help optical designers and engineers view optical datasheets more critically and ask the right questions of lens providers, this article discusses key datasheet parameters.

Understanding High-Performance SWIR Imaging Cameras

The use of imaging systems to capture long wavelength photons continues to increase in diverse application areas. This white paper discusses the performance of InGaAs detector arrays with sensitivities in the VIS-SWIR region.

The Challenges Of Infrared Radiance Measurement

IR cameras are used on the military test range primarily to measure the radiance of various targets. Understanding how radiance measurements work allows users to decide whether a camera is properly calibrated for their application.

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Featured Solutions
High-Speed MWIR Camera For Range And Science Applications: FLIR RS8500

The FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera is a high-performance thermal science camera combined with an infrared telescope in a single weatherproof housing for long-range tracking and measurement. The imaging system is built around a high-resolution, 1280 x 1024, midwave indium antimonide detector that can deliver data at up to 180 frames per second.

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FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
Thermal Imaging Lens Solutions

The Ophir Optics Group designs and manufactures a series of high-performance infrared (IR) thermal lenses and optical elements for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging. These IR components and complex lens assemblies feature fixed or motorized focus and zoom lenses. With such advanced technologies, innovative engineering, and design configurations, these optical solutions are ideal for homeland security, surveillance, automotive, and commercial applications.

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Ophir Optics Group
Lowest Profile 2-Axis Nanopositioner: Nano-Bio Series

The Nano-Bio series offers ultra-low-profile XY piezo nanopositioning systems with up to 300 microns of travel per axis. The Nano-Bio Series includes exclusive PicoQ® sensors yielding low noise and high stability performance under closed loop control. These attributes make this series ideal for single molecule microscopy, optical trapping, and atomic force microscopy.

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Mad City Labs, Inc.