Featured Article
Math, Magic, And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community
 
By Stuart W. Singer and Jim Sullivan, Schneider Optics

MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

Spotlight On Unmanned Systems
Hyperspectral Imaging Reveals New Information For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming the human eye's limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmanned aerial vehicles.

BaySpec Inc.
120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

The 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor has a pixel count equivalent to the approximate number of photoreceptor cells in the human eye. Recording capabilities at approximately 60x the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 are made possible by parallel signal processing. 

Canon USA Future Product and Solutions | XPONENTIAL Booth 201
Compact 640 x 480 Pixel Thermal Camera

The Tamarisk 640 thermal camera is well suited for security and surveillance, UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, and other applications with size, weight, and power (SWaP) restrictions.

DRS Technologies | XPONENTIAL Booth 1925
High-Resolution Thermal Camera With GigE Vision And Power Over Ethernet

Sierra-Olympic's new Viento-G is a simple-to-use thermal camera designed for a wide array of thermal monitoring applications and custom OEM applications that require high reliability, excellent resolution, and affordability. 

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. | XPONENTIAL Booth 2012
SupIR Lenses Catalog

Ophir Optics specializes in high-performance and precision optical elements and lenses for defense, security, and commercial applications. Ophir Optics fabricates a range of optical elements, including refractive, reflective, and diffractive components, as well as complex lens assemblies for MWIR and LWIR. 

Ophir Optics, LLC - OPI | XPONENTIAL Booth 601
Resources
Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors

This white paper covers most frequently asked questions regarding infrared detectors, and provides the answers for each of them.

Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting

3D laser-printed processes require a laser delivering the correct amount of power, distributed correctly and focused at the correct location. To ensure consistent and structurally sound parts and correct metallurgy, the right parameters should be directly measured before and after any critical part is made. 

MicroMirror TIRF System

The MicroMirror TIRF system is a new single-molecule imaging instrument designed for studying the ordered assembly and function of multicomponent biomolecular machines. It utilizes through-the-objective excitation and two broadband micromirrors positioned at the back aperture of the objective lens.

Spotlight On AUVSI XPONENTIAL
XPONENTIAL 2017

May 8 to 11 | Dallas, TX

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 is the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. More than 7,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are expected to attend XPONENTIAL. The 2017 exhibit hall will showcase more than 600 cutting-edge companies from around the world, representing more than 20 industries. In addition, there will be more than 200 educational sessions, providing information about the future of unmanned systems policy, regulations, and technology.

Featured Multimedia
Important Factors In Infrared Imaging In Test Range And Tracking Applications
 

Ross Overstreet speaks with us about the types of features that are important on infrared cameras when used on a test range for rocket launches, missile intercepts, and target scoring applications.

Bulletin Board
Shadowgraphy Imaging Technique
 

Using the backlight/shadowgraphy imaging technique can provide high-contrast object images for a better understanding of an object's shape or size. This technique shines a light toward a camera in order to create a white image. An object is then passed between the light source and the camera, which creates a dark area on the image, or a shadow. This application note looks further into this imaging method, and walks through its optical setup and its application uses. Download the paper for more information.

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