CAMERA & IMAGING INSIGHTS

Capture11 Remote Sensing Of Vegetation Using SWIR Cameras On A UAV

Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis traditionally uses biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. However, current research projects are looking at reflectance spectroscopy methods with remote sensing systems based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically those using short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging.

  • Gobi+, A Real Thermographic Sensor System

    Xenics Gobi+ camera demonstrates to be a good solution for temperature monitoring with its thermography capabilities. In addition to allowing temperature inspection and fire prevention in an industrial environment, it is also helpful in process monitoring.

  • Elevated Body Temperature Screening

    In a pandemic, the world is looking for solutions that provide quick, preliminary screening for large groups at critical spots such as airports, train stations, company entrances, schools, government sites and others. The goal is to improve efficiency by focusing on more thorough and accurate testing techniques, on the most relevant people: the ones with the highest probability of infection. Xenics thermal cameras can help in this first pass screening.

  • Monitoring The Surface Temperature On Curing Epoxy Resin Samples

    Epoxy resin systems are mostly used as a matrix material in fiber composites. In a variety of manufacturing processes, the corresponding resin system is processed in a flowable state. The material only acquires its rigidity in a subsequent curing process. This is characterized by an exothermic chemical reaction with a pronounced temperature dependence that must be monitored closely. This application note discusses how the VarioCAM® HD research 800 offers a high-end thermography solution for such applications.

  • Embedded Vision vs. Machine Vision

    The difference between the two lies primarily in image processing capabilities and size: embedded vision systems deliver compact efficiency, and conventional machine vision systems provide high-performance and versatility. But the precise boundary between the two can be hard to pin down. 

  • Utilizing High-Speed 3-D Thermography

    A new camera system developed by researchers at the Frauhofer IOF in Jena is designed for the 3-D detection of objects with two high-speed, high-resolution, monochrome cameras and a GOBO projector. 

  • The Complete Guidebook On Thermal Screening For Elevated Skin Temperature

    Infrared thermography, especially with the use of an infrared camera, can detect elevated skin temperatures, which may indicate the presence of a fever. This method offers a vital tool in screening travelers, hospital patients and visitors, warehouse workers, customers, and more.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

  • 8-Channel Intensified sCMOS Camera: pco.dicam C8

    The pco.dicam C8 camera system is the next member of the multi-channel intensified camera series that exploits the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. With its high-end optical beam splitters, the input light can be equally distributed to the eight image intensifiers.

  • High-Speed MWIR Camera For Range And Science Applications: FLIR RS8500™

    The FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera is a high-performance thermal science camera combined with an infrared telescope in a single weatherproof housing for long range tracking and measurement. The imaging system is built around a high-resolution 1280 x 1024 midwave indium antimonide detector that can deliver data at up to 180 frames per second.

  • BEAMAGE-4M: Beam Profiling Camera

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections.

  • UP19K-15S-H5-D0: Thermal Detector For Laser Power Measurement Up To 15 W

    The UP19K-15S-H5-D0 is a thermal detector designed for laser power measurement up to 15 W. Its modular concept design increases the power capability with five different cooling modules.

  • Open Front, X-Ray CCD Camera: Eagle XO

    The Eagle XO is a high-energy, direct X-ray, open front model of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the world. It is ideally suited for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

RECENT HEADLINES

  • Capture All In One Shot For VIS And NIR imaging By BaySpec’s GoldenEyeTM!

    BaySpec’s snapshot hyperspectral imager, GoldenEye™, breaks tradition of the cumbersome imaging instrumentation, and is made for durability and reliability in a compact, lightweight, and easy one-shot operation design. BaySpec’s GoldenEye™ takes its name from the extraordinary vision of ducks whose golden eyes have a field vision of nearly 360 degrees and can see both near and far simultaneously, far beyond the vision of humans.

  • Everything You Need to Know About IR – Virtually

    LASER COMPONENTS held its first Infrared Sessions workshop in its new virtual format called LC Talks. The event was held over two days, with 450 participants from 35 countries around the world in attendance. Attendees engaged in learning about the latest developments in IR technology from 20 short presentations.

  • Xenics Introduces DIONE 1280 Core

    Dione 1280 has been announced today as the new high resolution uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) core from Xenics. Xenics is Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the short-wave infrared (SWIR) to the LWIR realm. Dione 1280 is an SXGA LWIR camera core optimized to meet today’s increased demand for smaller size, lower weight, higher resolution and lower power (SWaP).

  • Researchers Invent Broad-Band Tunable Terahertz Absorber

    Recently, a research team led by Prof. SHENG Zhigao from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), along with collaborators in HFIPS and ShanghaiTech University, invented a broad-band tunable terahertz (THz) absorber based on a strongly correlated electron oxide material.

  • Raptor Launches The ninox 640 SU, The Highest Sensitivity SWIR Camera In The World!

    Raptor Photonics has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640x512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes.

  • Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces Phase II Award From MDA To Develop Time Of Flight Camera For 3D Imaging

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology and affordable shortwave-infrared (SWIR) linescan cameras, visible-SWIR science cameras, and 1- and 2-D imaging arrays, announces a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to fund the development of a 128x128 on 50µm pixel pitch radiation hardened Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) system.

  • Raptor Appoints A New Sales Manager

    Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of SWIR, CCD, EMCCD and CMOS cameras, has announced that Peter Hagen has joined the company as Sales Manager.

  • Expand Your Mind With Our New IR Series

    LASER COMPONENTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of events – Infrared Sessions, December 1-2, 2020. LC Talks will address a worldwide audience in a virtual format that includes experts from research, industry, and students. Newcomers are more than welcome and we encourage all to attend. Individual sessions related to the company’s core technologies will be discussed with the following topics: laser optics, IR components, pulsed laser diodes, photodiodes, and fiber technology

CAMERA & IMAGING VIDEOS

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

  • Live Demo Video: LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 Folded-Optics Zoom Lens

    The LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a low-SWaP, MWIR continuous zoom lens, spearheading the market trend towards smaller size detectors with a 10μm pitch VGA FPA. Thanks to its innovative folded-optics design, the LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 has a significantly compact configuration which enables a reduction in the overall size and weight of the optical system.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

  • Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development

    On our last day here at Photonics West 2019, Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO presents the enhanced capabilities that bi sCMOS sensors have to offer, including up to 95% quantum efficiency and a broader spectral response than previous generations. Check out the video for more information.