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Optical Components for SWIR Imaging
Optical Components for SWIR Imaging 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.  Continue Reading...
Propulsion And Energy Research Laboratory Uses High-Speed Digital Cameras Manufactured By Photron, In Turbulent Combustion Studies This case study discusses the use of the FASTCAM SA-Z to effectively slow down the turbulent flow of motion through the acquisition of a large number of images played back at various slow speeds for frame by frame data analysis.  Continue Reading...
Rapid Manufacturing For Metals
Rapid Manufacturing For Metals This white paper describes how Proto Labs uses a range of soft and hard metals in its manufacturing services, how to “machine” these metals, how to cast and mold them, how to use 3D printing in the metal manufacturing process, and other post-processing methods for metals.  Continue Reading...
Mitigating Aircraft Damage With A New Generation of Fuel Tank Sensors
Mitigating Aircraft Damage With A New Generation of Fuel Tank Sensors This white paper describes how these sensor technology developments are able to provide pilots with immediate temperature, pressure, and oxygen concentration readings of fuel tanks in the duration of a flight.  Continue Reading...
3D Printing Technologies For Prototyping And Production In today’s market, products are designed to be manufactured in large bulk quantities where parts and assembled products are built and tested throughout the development process. This results in a high rate of product innovation, but it puts a lot of pressure on the prototyping process. It is important to choose the right prototyping processes at each point in development depending on application, material requirements, and manufacturability.  Continue Reading...
Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed
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. The progress of uncooled infrared sensor development has paved the way for a host of applications spanning multiple industries, to include commercial and civilian. Through years of persistent development efforts against rigorous quality...  Continue Reading...
Cooled vs. Uncooled Thermal Imaging Thermal imaging cameras have been used by scientists, researchers and R&D specialists for many years in a variety of applications.This application note describes the difference between cooled and uncooled thermal imaging cameras, and when to use them in applications such as industrial R&D, academics and research, and defense and aerospace.  Continue Reading...
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AVIATION & AEROSPACE PRODUCTS

Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM

Princeton Infrared Technologies offers the 1280SCICAM lattice-matched InGaAs camera designed for excellent SWIR and visible imaging 1280 x 1024 resolution at high frame rates greater than 95 fps at full frame size. The small pitch array at 12 μm, combined with the high quantum efficiency of the lattice-matched InGaAs arrays enables excellent imaging in the SWIR and visible band.

Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture, and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.

MicroOLED Microdisplay Series MicroOLED Microdisplay Series

Sensors Unlimited presents the series of superior image quality MicroOLED microdisplays for near-to-eye applications that require high image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view, and optimized power consumption. The MDP01, MDP02, and MDP03 microdisplays are designed on MicroOLED proprietary low voltage technology, and can easily outperform the competition in picture quality, low power consumption, and compactness.

InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series

The LBD/LSB Series from Sensors Unlimited is comprised of high-resolution, linear InGaAs photodiode arrays for near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging applications. These arrays are generally used for monitoring optical performance of S, C, & L band channels in DWDM networks, and for agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and industrial process control.

High Resolution LWIR Scientific Grade Infrared Camera: FLIR A655sc High Resolution LWIR Scientific Grade Infrared Camera: FLIR A655sc

FLIR's A655sc infrared cameras offer ultra-sharp 640 x 480 image resolution, high-speed windowing for an increased output frame rate up to 200 Hz, Gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity, filtering, and the best sensitivity in an uncooled sensor. With its uncooled detector, high resolution, and all of the cutting-edge functionality scientists and researchers have come to expect from FLIR, the A655sc Series brings affordable research and scientific thermal imaging and measurement to a whole new level.

High Speed Camera With Outstanding Light Sensitivity: FASTCAM Mini AX200 High Speed Camera With Outstanding Light Sensitivity: FASTCAM Mini AX200

Photron’s new FASTCAM Mini AX200 is a high speed camera designed with a lightweight and rugged housing, and provides superior image quality. With such a high light sensitivity of ISO 40,000 monochrome and ISO 16,000 color (using the ISO 12232 Ssat standard), this camera requires less additional lighting for capturing high speed events.

FBGA Interrogation Systems FBGA Interrogation Systems

BaySpec offers a high speed FBGA Interrogator System with an integrated light source designed to monitor multiple wavelengths that are distributed over 4 channels. These systems have a high end of life (EOL) wavelength accuracy with a high frequency response time to make precise FBG measurements at excellent wavelength resolution.

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AVIATION & AEROSPACE NEWS

  • EU FP7 Double Acquisition For Gooch & Housego In The Aerospace And Defense Sector

    Gooch & Housego PLC announces that it has completed two acquisitions that further strengthen the company’s Aerospace & Defence manufacturing abilities.  They have acquired Kent Periscopes Ltd, a UK based specialist supplier of periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for land based armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), and Alfalight Inc, a Madison, Wisconsin based designer and manufacturer of high reliability, rugged laser based, electro-optic systems for defence and security applications.

  • Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB
    Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB

    ­­­­­Photron, Inc. recently announced the new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options still available are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB. Photron’s recently introduced product families are also renowned for their remarkable light sensitivity.

  • Nüvü Camēras On Its Way To Space

    Nüvü Camēras has recently presented its new passive heat dissipation of its controller, CCCP (CCD Controller for Counting Photons). The cooling innovation dissipates emitted heat without the use of air, an essential requirement when air is absent from the environment or when access to air circulation is limited. This innovation is critical in order for CCCP to be integrated as an enhanced imaging solution in future space missions.

  • New Low Pricing For Iridian High-Performance LaseReflect Aviator LRG13 Glasses
    New Low Pricing For Iridian High-Performance LaseReflect Aviator LRG13 Glasses

    Iridian is now able to offer its high performance LaseReflect® Aviator LRG13 glasses for a new low price as a result of ongoing technology development and improvement to out production processes.

  • UTC Aerospace Systems Introduces High Resolution Snapshot SWIR Camera
    UTC Aerospace Systems Introduces High Resolution Snapshot SWIR Camera

    UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will introduce its next generation Sensors Unlimited shortwave infrared (SWIR) digital video camera at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Exhibition, Aug. 6 to 9, in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Basler 'Aviator' GigE Cameras Start Series Production
    Basler 'Aviator' GigE Cameras Start Series Production Basler has started series production of aviator area scan camera models with a GigE interface.
  • Basler’s Popular Aviator Cameras Get A GigE Interface
    Basler’s Popular Aviator Cameras Get A GigE Interface In order to meet an even wider spectrum of customer requirements, Basler introduces all aviator area scan camera models with a GigE interface. These new cameras combine great image quality, speed, and leading edge Basler GigE technology in an ideal way. They complement the already well-established aviator models, which have a Camera Link interface.
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AVIATION & AEROSPACE VIDEOS

  • Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments
    Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments

    At Photonics West 2017, Frank Weiss with Gooch & Housego offered practical advice on considerations one should take into account when specifying fiber optics for deployment in rugged environments, including life cycle requirements, the pitfalls of underspecifying, and the potential headaches that can be involved in not paying close attention to export control parameters.

  • An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging
    An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.

  • InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched
    InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched

    Doug Malchow with Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems took some time out on day two of the Photonics West exhibition to catch us up on the relaunch of their InGaAs linear arrays, an update on the export classifications of a 320x256 SWIR camera, and a quick refresher on their standard suite of SWIR cameras.

  • Diverse Catalog Of Aerospace And Defense Solutions
    Diverse Catalog Of Aerospace And Defense Solutions

    Craig Taylor with Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company spent some time with us on day two of the DSS exhibition to give us an overview of some of his division’s work in optical modules and systems used in the aerospace and defense markets. He then turns it over to Eric Desfonds with Excelitas so he could catch us up on some of their more recent product developments, including their newly launched N-type quadrant detectors.

  • You Asked, They Delivered
    You Asked, They Delivered

    Applications engineer Curt Dvonch took time out of day one of the DSS exhibition to give us a closer look (it’s small, you may have to squint) at the new 320CSX Micro SWIR camera and walked us through some of its more notable features.

  • Optical Filter And Coating Solutions
    Optical Filter And Coating Solutions

    Jason Palidwar of Iridian Spectral kicked off our DSS exhibition coverage by giving us a closer look at what they’re showcasing this year.

  • Two New High Speed Cameras
    Two New High Speed Cameras

    Photron launched two new high speed imaging solutions for slow motion analysis at Photonics West 2015. Andrew Bridges broke down both of the camera’s features and specifications for us this year. Watch the video to see if they can provide you with a solution for your next slow motion analysis application.

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