CAMERA & IMAGING INSIGHTS

research Solid State Battery Research

Instead of traditional lithium-ion batteries, which use liquid organic-based electrolytes, the spotlight is on solid-electrolyte batteries. These next-generation battery systems incorporate solid electrodes and electrolytes, which are safer and more energy-dense than their liquid counterparts. 

  • Application Note: Imaging Venus With A Scientific SWIR Camera

    German researcher Dr. Sebastian Voltmer has been looking at the inner planet Venus as a Ring next to the sun and how the crescent is getting bigger. According to Dr. Voltmer, the cooled Ninox 640 II SWIR camera provided a much better signal-to-noise ratio.

  • Temperature Measurement Of Power MOSFETS Using FLIR Thermal Cameras

    From individual component temperature measurement to thermal dynamics across a PCB, camera-based thermal imaging provides a cost-effective, accurate, and versatile solution.

  • Approaches To High Performance SWIR Lens Design

    G&H's A&D Business Development Manager, Trevor Cook discusses approaches to high-performance SWIR lens designs, by explaining technical challenges in more detail, addressing effective solutions.

  • G&H Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters (AOTFS) Launch Into Space

    Acousto-optic tunable filters (AOTFs) consist of solid-state technology partnered with high speeds and random-access tuning. G&H is adept at supplying optical components and sub-systems for demanding applications, including acousto-optic devices for operation in a space environment. 

  • Cytometry Gets Fast

    Flow cytometry plays an increasingly important role in cell analysis. Modern flow cytometry, which can support cancer research and drug development, has analyzers that allow researchers to characterize the image of single cells. This characterization provides insights into a variety of key cellular phenotypes.

  • Stopping The Spread

    Researchers are looking to understand the efficiency of face masks as COVID-19 rages on. When you compare N95 respirators to handmade cloth coverings, not all masks are created equal. By evaluating a cough or sneeze using a high-speed imaging technique called Background Oriented Schlieren, it’s possible to study mask performance.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

  • The T3610 packs ultrahigh-speed frame rates and performance into a compact platform; 50% lighter than the closest equivalents. The back side illuminated (BSI) sensor technology maximizes sensitivity for sub-microsecond exposure times which is often required in high-velocity testing. 

  • The Phantom TMX 5010 provides extreme frame rates utilizing Vision Research's newest technology, the back side illuminated high-speed sensor. This versatile, full featured camera is ideal for a wide variety of applications.  

  • The Kestrel 1000 Camera from Raptor Photonics is a Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 1,800 fps, 128 x 128, 24µm x 24µm pixels, cooled to -20C.

  • The Ninox 640 SU from Raptor Photonics continues to push the boundaries in scientific SWIR imaging. This camera is vacuum cooled to -80°C InGaAs, offering ultra-low dark current for longer exposure times up to 5 minutes. 

  • The IR Detectors (B Series) from Opto Diode are high-performance lead selenide (PbSe) single-channel, cooled and uncooled devices. Applications for these detectors include gas analysis, emissions monitoring, spectroscopy, thermal imaging, defense, security, and process control systems. 

RECENT HEADLINES

  • Princeton Infrared Technologies announces $1M award from Air Force Armament Directorate to develop uncooled SWIR camera integrated with BAE Systems’ open seeker architecture for advanced precision targeting.

  • Raptor Photonics was set up in September 2006 to design and manufacture high performance cameras for a range of markets including scientific, surveillance, aerospace and industrial. The company has grown year on year and now sells cameras in over 50 countries around the world to a range of instrumentation companies, government bodies, research labs and universities.

  • Bright Ideas presents the week's most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, the U.S. Army debuted a laser-outfitted combat vehicle, researchers got even closer to achieving nuclear fusion ignition, and tech innovators found a way to use cellphone screens as pocket-sized breathalyzers.

  • Raptor Photonics has launched a new EMCCD camera, the Kestrel 1000, offering ultra-low readout noise while running at 1,000 frames per second (fps) in full frame and up to 1,800 fps with ROI.

  • Innovative LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 folded zoom lens addresses market shift toward smaller size, weight, and power (SWaP) 10μm VGA FPA detectors.

  • A leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, Vision Research introduces the Phantom® TMX Series. These high-speed cameras are the first to feature back side illuminated (BSI) sensors, achieving up to 75 Gpx/sec and improving light sensitivity.

  • Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an application note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling.

  • 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.

CAMERA & IMAGING VIDEOS

  • Video: Phantom Academy Ballistics Imaging Course

    The Phantom Academy of High-Speed Imaging provides in depth virtual and in-person training opportunities in a variety of applications. The Ballistics course covers information such as, Lighting Techniques for Ballistics and Range Experiments, Quantification of Projectile Kinematics, and Advanced Triggering Strategies.

  • Video: Phantom Cameras Go To MIT

    Phantom cameras are utilized at academic institutions for a wide variety of research needs. MIT Boston constantly utilizes Phantom cameras to assist in the study of a variety of topics. Three popular case studies are discussed in this video summary.

  • Video: Phantom TMX Golf Ball Compression

    The Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed footage combined with MATLAB image processing results in mapping of full-field strains via digital image correlation (DIC). These videos help athletes to understand how energy transfers between a club and a golf ball, which informs on the selection of the club, the ball, and swing style and speed. 

  • Video: Phantom TMX Cell Phone Demonstration

    The Phantom TMX video demonstrates the TMX camera capturing cellphones crushing at a variety of speeds and resolutions. The revolutionary sensor delivers detailed images at extremely high speeds.