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Thermal Imaging In Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)
By FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components

The introduction of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) will transform how humans travel and transport goods by road. There are many types of sensors used in ADAS environments, and thermal imaging is used to benefit identifying objects, even in challenging lighting conditions. This application note covers the use and benefits of thermal imaging technologies within ADAS.

Spotlight On LIDAR/LADAR
LIDAR Guns, Accuracy, And Speeding Tickets

A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system uses a 130 μW, 904 nm beam produced by three light emitting diodes (LEDs), and a telescope working together in order to calculate how long it takes for the beam to leave the device and return to the telescope. 

Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications

Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubisic discuss some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.

Thin-Film Interference Filters For LIDAR

LIDAR is used for obstacle avoidance in autonomous vehicles, urban planning, security, infrastructure development, and other applications. This app note details how high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios in specific applications.

Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5

First Sensor’s Series 9.5 avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are designed with enhanced NIR sensitivity to 950 nm, providing fundamental technology for the development of custom-designed solutions such as different geometries, packages, and arrays.

Precision Of FLEET Velocimetry Using High-Speed CMOS Camera Systems

Femtosecond laser electronic excitation tagging (FLEET) is an optical measurement technique that permits quantitative velocimetry of unseeded air or nitrogen using a single laser and a single camera. This paper seeks to determine the fundamental precision of the FLEET technique.

High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge

Engineers are continuously looking to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines (ICEs). This white paper walks through this experiment and investigates the different phases of the combustion cycle using four different spectral filters in order to see the difference in the exhaust fumes.

Short-Wave Infrared Cameras In Semiconductor Inspection Applications

This white paper discusses several applications of SWIR (short-wave infrared) cameras within semiconductor inspection applications, especially those that rely on the capability of SWIR cameras to see through semiconductor materials, such as silicon.

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