Automotive White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Part 4: Overcoming Technical And Logistical Automotive Integration Challenges
    9/20/2018

    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions. This requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, and deliver improved technical and logistical integration for ADAS systems. This white paper is Part 4 of the series how thermal infrared cameras overcome technical and logistical integrations challenges in autonomous driving.

  2. Part 3: The Pathway To Affordable, Scalable Automotive Integration
    9/20/2018

    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions. This requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors, as they do not meet many safety concerns in real conditions. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. This white paper is Part 3 of the series on how thermal infrared cameras deliver an affordable, scalable and integrative solution over other sensor technologies for autonomous driving.

  3. Part 2: Technical Advantages Of Thermal Cameras In ADAS And AV Platforms
    9/20/2018

    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions. This requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors, as they do not meet many safety concerns in real conditions. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. This white paper is Part 2 of the series on the technical advantages that thermal infrared cameras deliver over other technologies for autonomous driving.

  4. Part 1: Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras
    9/20/2018

    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions for SAE automation level 5. This challenging requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors. As a solution, thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. This white paper is Part 1 of a series on why thermal infrared cameras are a necessity for autonomous driving.

  5. The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market
    3/13/2018

    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. 

  6. Automotive Precision Assembly: Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Machines Add High Precision To Conventional Robots
    8/23/2017

    The need for advances robotics with high precision and alignment requirements continues to grow in the automotive industry. This white paper describes the major benefits that hexapod 6-axis parallel machines have for conventional robots in automotive precision assembly lines. 

  7. High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge
    6/10/2016

    Engineers are continuously looking to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines (ICEs). This white paper walks through this experiment and investigates the different phases of the combustion cycle using four different spectral filters in order to see the difference in the exhaust fumes.

  8. Next Generation IR Technologies Solve High Speed Automotive Testing Challenges
    3/2/2016

    Non-contact forms of measurement are not fast enough to stop the motion on high speed targets and cannot take accurate temperature measurements. This application note discusses the need for cooled thermal cameras with short exposure times for these types of measurements

  9. Laser Ablation Makes Automotive Interiors Shine
    6/30/2015

    This application note describes how JUNO, the F150A-BB-26 thermopile laser power sensor, and StarLab measurement software are used to know the status of automotive etching equipment in order to keep the power beam stable.

  10. Clear The Air: New Optical Filters For Sensors And Detectors
    4/2/2015

    Environmental air quality; proximity control; crowd counting; climate change; the “Internet of Things”.  Our world has become an increasingly monitored place where the proliferation of sensors and detectors allows us, and our devices, to better understand and interact with our environments.