Technical Articles

  1. Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives
    7/17/2019

    The U.S.-based Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates there were 6,200 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, the highest total since 1990. The GHSA also found that during the past 10 years, nighttime crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the total increase in pedestrian deaths. To solve this problem, automotive researchers and developers must consider multi-sensing solutions, including thermal cameras that “see” heat energy, with layered levels of protection to ensure safety in all common driving situations. This article presents four reasons why thermal imaging cameras should be used to save lives on the road.

  2. FREE FLIR Thermal Dataset For Algorithm Training
    7/17/2019

    The FLIR starter thermal dataset enables developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

  3. FLIR Thermal Datasets For Algorithm Training
    7/17/2019

    The FLIR starter thermal datasets enable developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

  4. Fiber Optic Image Bundles Provide A Solution When High Tech Approaches Fail
    7/16/2019

    Wound Fiber Bundles offer a passive way to transfer images from remote locations even when power isn’t available. The technology can be used in extreme environments and to view hard-to-access areas.

  5. Optical Components For SWIR Imaging
    7/8/2019

    This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light level conditions, and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.

  6. SWIR For Hot-End Glass Bottle Defect Inspection And Imaging
    7/5/2019

    Manufacturers of glass hollowware have long sought a way to pick out defective product at the hot end of their process, while the pieces are still above 200ºC. At that glass inspection stage, rejects are identified, then shunted aside and reprocessed efficiently, greatly reducing scrap. 

     

  7. Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
    6/26/2019

    With growing applications in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and security, and other digital imaging applications, the demand for optical and image sensors has also grown. Abrisa technologies offers sensor and scanning window solutions with a unique combination of performance coating design and volume glass fabrication.

  8. TESTD —The Telops Infrared Active Thermography Solutions
    6/24/2019

    Common 'intrusive' testing methods, while not technically destructive, are often messy, time-consuming, and render samples unusable for production. Non-contact testing and evaluation conducted via IR active thermography overcomes these hurdles.

  9. The Future Is Now: How Glass Micro Bonding Enables A New Era Of Ultra-Reliable Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging
    6/20/2019

    Innovative Glass Micro Bonding sealing technology is enabling unprecedented miniaturization and wireless signal transmission for medical implants, MEMS devices, and other electronic and optical devices.

  10. Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging: OCI Hyperspectral Imagers
    6/18/2019

    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 app note discusses benefits of these imagers offer and delivers example images for multiple topography analysis.