Technical Articles

  1. A High-Speed Look At Downhole Oil Well Cleaning
    7/30/2018

    With the ability to record up to 1,000,000 fps, Vision Research’s Phantom v2511 high-speed camera helped Olson Technologies see how their Plasma Blaster unclogs underground oil wells.

  2. How To Interpret Images From Infrared Cameras
    7/26/2018

    Real-life interpretations of infrared images from a variety of field applications may become complex. In order to make the most accurate interpretation, the camera user must know about the measurement conditions as well as have a good foundation in radiometry. This white paper will discuss how to establish a simple scene model in the field, how to determine their limitations, and how you can use these models to estimate physical parameters, such as the thermodynamic temperature of the objects being viewed.

  3. Radiometry 101
    7/26/2018

    Radiometry is the science of studying the transport of energy through radiation. In this article, Telops presents the basics of the principal laws of radiometry as seen through light-sensitive instruments.

  4. Optics For Lasers Of The Future
    7/25/2018

    Many research centers, like those for nuclear fusion and cancer, require high-energy lasers with megawatt and petawatt power capabilities. For centers like these to make breakthroughs, the optics used must be extremely robust with low absorption levels and state-of-the-art coating. 

  5. Finding Resolution In A Distant Image
    7/20/2018

    IR cameras on the military test range often need to focus on far-away objects. Despite common misperceptions, zoom lenses work in IR cameras, but understanding spatial resolution is key. 

  6. Hermetic Sealing Technology Protects Medical Electronics From Harsh Steam Sterilization
    7/20/2018

    Partnering with a glass company to incorporate glass-to-metal sealing into medical instruments can boost reliability and longevity by offering superior electronics protection and providing unmatched capability to be autoclaved thousands of times. 

  7. Software: A Critical Component Of Any IR Camera
    7/19/2018

    Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.

  8. The Challenges Of Infrared Radiance Measurement
    7/19/2018

    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.

  9. How To Use A Motion Control System For Spiral 3D Tomography Based On Air Bearings, Linear Motors And Piezo Motors
    7/16/2018

    This application note presents the new motion control system and explains how it works based on air bearings, linear motors, and piezo motors.

  10. Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices
    7/5/2018

    Collaborating with a lighting expert can help ensure that a medical device’s lighting system is optimized for the instrument design while keeping manufacturing costs down and streamlining the path from product idea to operating room.