Remote Head Camera White Pages and Case Studies

  1. Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications

    Avalanche Photodiodes (APD)  are ideal for laser-based distance measurement, laser scanning and mapping, shape recognition and remote sensing, as well as LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). APDs also excel in applications with very low optical signal strength or with high modulation frequencies.

  2. Airborne Midwave Infrared Mapping For Environmental Monitoring Applications

    Gas emissions from industrial plants located near residential areas can seriously impact the quality of life in these neighbourhoods. Airborne infrared hyperspectral imaging, in the midwave spectral range (3-5 um), was carried out over different operating plants in order to characterize the gas plume coverage as well as the chemical nature of emission constituents. Water vapor (H2O) was discriminated from an aerosol cloud formed upon condensation of the water vapor in the gas emissions coming from a waste incinerator and a paper mill. Quantitative chemical imaging of carbon monoxide (CO) and carbonyl sulfide (OCS) gas, emitted from an aluminum smelter plant, was successfully carried out illustrating the versatility of this technique for environmental monitoring applications.

  3. sCMOS On The Rise

    When scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensors debuted in 2009 at the Laser World of Photonics meeting, the imaging world knew the technology could be big. Three years later, sCMOS image sensors and their uses continue to grow.  By Gerhard Holst, Head of the Science & Research Department, PCO AG