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Imaging Reflective Surfaces: Getting Started With On-Sensor Polarization
 
By FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components

Many vision systems struggle to overcome the effects of reflections and glare on reflective surfaces such as 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.

Spotlight On Aviation/Aerospace Applications
High-Speed Imaging Techniques For The Aerospace Industry
Article | Photron, Inc.

Digital image correlation, particle image velocimetry, and Schlieren imaging provide engineers in the aerospace industry with insight into the strength and durability of materials, the characteristics of engine combustion processes, the aerodynamics of objects in flight, and much more.

SWIR Imagery Improves Air Quality From Space
Article | Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace

Developed by MPB Communications Inc., the GHGSat’s microSat, nicknamed "Claire," celebrates its second year in space this June. Flying a Sensors Unlimited 640HSX InGaAs SWIR Camera, this micro satellite circles the Earth every 90 minutes collecting infrared images. 

Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
Product | Zygo Corporation

Zygo offers design and manufacturing services for a wide variety of products used in the defense and aerospace marketplaces and is prepared to help at any point in the product’s lifecycle — from concept through volume production.

Glass-Sealed Connectors Help Increase The Longevity And Reliability Of Medical Devices
Article | By Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Glass-to-metal sealing technology, already used in other harsh-environment applications, such as aviation, aerospace, and automotive safety, has emerged as an ideal solution in the development and manufacture of medical connectors. 

The Eyes Of The Instruments: Using Optical Filters To Observe And Measure Earth From A Different Perspective
Article | Iridian Spectral Technologies

An improved ability to manage or understand the natural or influenced phenomena is critical to ensuring that we maintain a healthy planet capable of sustaining humanity as part of its diverse biomass. But understanding these phenomena and how they are changing over time requires measurement.

Lasers Easily Make Tough Measurements In Automobile And Aircraft Manufacturing
Application Note | Laser Components USA, Inc.

Lasers and laser line modules offer measurement capabilities that can catch misalignment, reduce time in finding problems with production, and make gap measurements in a large variety of automobile and aircraft manufacturing applications.

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Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging: OCI Hyperspectral Imagers
Application Note | By Owen Wu, BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec’s OCI-UAV hyperspectral imagers are designed for use on small UAVs to monitor the details of spatial, temporal, and spectral representation of ground objects. This application note discusses benefits these imagers offer and delivers example images for multiple topography analysis.

Comprehensive Coverage At All Hours For High-End Surveillance Applications
Application Note | Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group

Canon sensors offer advanced surveillance capabilities and unique performance for accurate and reliable imaging in a wide range of settings.

New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously
Application Note | By Naomi Shisaike, Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF, including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” 

Close Is Not Close Enough: Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning
Article | By William O’Brien, Mad City Labs, Inc.

This article examines how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating — literally — a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale.

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Compact Back-Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.edge 4.2 bi UV
 

The pco.edge 4.2 bi UV is a compact, cooled, back-illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.edge series with back-illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

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