Technical Articles

  1. Reliable And Precise Measurement Of Optics In Production Environments - The Fast And Easy Way!

    There are many solutions available that attempt to correct a poor environment in order to mitigate its undesirable effects. A typical solution is to use a vibration isolation table, and sometimes facilities are completely renovated in order to establish a "metrology" grade environment. 

  2. When The Driver Becomes The Passenger: Why Lighting Is Key For The “Car Of The Future”

    The “car of the future” isn’t about driving, but relaxing. Driverless cars will employ functional and accent lighting that allows passengers to just enjoy the ride. Installed smart systems that can imitate natural light will adjust their color and warmth automatically, depending on the time of day.

  3. 3 Technology Trends Shaped By Glass

    Often times, the “next big thing” is propelled forward by the components that make it possible. In this article, the discussion will be on how glass is setting trends as the component unlocking the imagination of designers and engineers around the world. Download the full article for three trends in technology that are being shaped by glass.

  4. Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration

    This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.

  5. 24/7 Security Surveillance Technology: Overcoming Security Blind Spots

    Security surveillance systems are only as effective as their ability to see and warn of intrusions. While today’s video technology has significantly extended the perimeters of detection, many blind spots remain, hindering its success.

  6. Image Contrast Enhancement For Thermal Imaging

    A technology once reserved for military applications and expensive government programs, infrared imaging systems are now being widely deployed in a variety of applications to address needs that traditional imaging technology cannot. Today, we are just scratching the surface of thermal imaging’s capabilities and uses. As advances in thermal imaging technology and manufacturing efficiencies improve performance and drive down costs, we are experiencing a transition to thermal imaging as the preferred low-light solution for security and surveillance systems as well as the emergence of new, innovative products and markets. By J Schell, Product Manager, DRS Technologies, Network and Imaging Systems Group

  7. Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed

    The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs. 

  8. The Advantages Of MCT As An IR Imaging Material

    Cooled infrared imaging is in many ways a mature technology, with its architectures well-defined and its past and present applications well-understood.

  9. Optical Monitoring System Improves Thin-Film Coating Accuracy

    In the past, a thin-film design software was used to help develop the coating, but the real challenge was in actually replicating the design thickness and the material indexes inside the coating chamber, without any errors. 

  10. The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market

    The competition to be the leading diode laser source for automotive lidar is not a race to the top, but rather a race to the starting line. Before reaching the goal to implement lidar ADAS in consumer vehicles by 2020, there must be at least one year of certification and testing before going to market.