SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
With growing applications in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and security, and other digital imaging applications, the demand for optical and image sensors has also grown.   Continue Reading..
Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays
Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays
Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are increasingly using aesthetically pleasing high-performance semi-transparent mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on.   Continue Reading..
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Radiometric Temperature Measurements: Surface Characteristics And Atmospheric Compensation
Radiometric temperature measurements are made with radiometric thermal cameras. This white paper discusses this non-contact, non-destructive technique (NDT) that offers advantages for many surface temperature measurement applications, as well as unmanned aerial systems (UAS).  Continue Reading..
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Development Of A 3D Thermal Image Camera System To Perform Analyses From The Air
In response to the need for recording 3D thermal images, a team at a university in Germany developed a thermal imaging/RGB system capable of delivering 3D imagery by overlapping pictures from four digital and four FLIR A65sc cameras with 25° fields of view.  Continue Reading..
Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots
Reconnaissance robots are controlled remotely, which allows for access into normally inaccessible sites and reduces risks for users. The FENIX from PIAP is a light reconnaissance robot designed for detecting threats, and can observe, lift, and neutralize dangerous loads, and transport sabotage equipment.  Continue Reading..
Solving 360° Perimeter Security
With an increase in global conflicts and threats, perimeter security and protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories is vital. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.  Continue Reading..
Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf
Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf
As BYU finished a $1M+ renovation to its football field, questions arose as to how it would be secured. This case study discusses how Brigham Young University benefitted from installing FLIR’s thermal security cameras into its security systems.  Continue Reading..

SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS

Raptor Photonics’ Hawk 216-A EMCCD camera is a 768 x 576 digital monochrome camera with back-illuminated EMCCD technology to enable <50 µlux, ultimate high sensitivity imaging. It has greater than 90% QE @ 600 nm, enhanced blue response from 180 nm for underwater and UV detection, and fan-less cooling for system integration or discrete low light surveillance.

Ophir Optics group develops and delivers a wide range of IR complex lens assemblies with fixed, motorized focus, and zoom lenses to support UAV MWIR and LWIR imaging. These optics are designed to optimize the specific size, weight and power (SWAP) constraints of the UAV payload platforms for military, security and emerging UAV applications.

Canon’s new 3U3MRXSAAC is a 2.8 MP CMOS sensor equipped with an HDR drive function that achieves a wide 120 dB range at low noise levels. The sensor’s wide range results in a greater ability to extract usable information, even in situations where there is a substantial difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

The Sierra-Olympic Viento 67-640 is a rugged thermal camera designed for careful object detection and classification in perimeter surveillance, robotics, motion detection, and other rugged outdoor applications. Designed to be able to operate in wet, dusty, and difficult environments, this imager offers standard NTSC/PAL composite video output as well as uncompressed digital output for applications requiring full-fidelity data transmission.

The new Tamron family of longwave infrared (LWIR) lenses from Sierra-Olympic Technologies provides optimal lens solutions for OEM and security/surveillance imaging applications. Designed to operate throughout the 8 – 14 µm spectral range, these LWIR zoom lenses have excellent parafocality (focus through zoom) and also offer continuous, precision athermalization, low weight, and low power.

The 550CZ-18 is a long-range MWIR security and surveillance system designed with high-end performance and G5-IR reliability in all-weather situations. With its continuous zoom lens that produces an 18° horizontal field of view (HFOV) at a wide angle, and a 1° HFOV at a narrow angle, this camera is optimized for long range detection and recognition, and ease of use.

The Oculus Series from Sierra-Olympic is made up of rugged pan/tilt ocular units designed for mid-range surveillance applications. These surveillance systems feature HD/SD video and thermal modules, and employ DRS proven, un-cooled, high-resolution 17μm VOx thermal technologies to provide human detection ranging from 1.4-2.1 kilometers.

Xenics’ XCO-640 is an MWIR surveillance camera covering the 3.6µm to 4.9µm spectral band. It features a wide range Field of View (FoV), rugged design, and ability to produce high quality images at high speeds (640 x 512 pixels with full frame rates up to 300 Hz).

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  • Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light

    On the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition in Baltimore, Kevin Fogarty with Canon showed us a 19 micron pixel pitch sensor that can achieve a full color and high definition image in extremely low light environments.

  • 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.

  • Hyperspectral Camera For Systems Integration

    Telops has responded to the request of their customers for a smaller version of their Hyper-Cam hyperspectral camera and has miniaturized it enough so that it can be integrated into smaller systems and packages.

  • Embedded Vision For Logistics, Traffic Control And Surveillance

    A smart idea with multiple application opportunities in Logistics, Security and Intelligent Traffic Systems. Thanks to embedded intelligence Vision Components Smart Cameras are able to initiate and control processes by itself with low power consumption. Our Smart Cameras are robust, long-lasting and freely programmable.

  • Nova Sensors Cameras: From Surveillance To Microscopy

    Tony Vengel, VP of business development for Nova Sensors, gives some background of his company and their cameras covering the full electromagnetic spectrum under their parent company, Teledyne Technologies.

  • NOCTURN Camera Module, For Surveillance In Varying Light Conditions, Debuts At SPIE DSS

    Loig Bourree, VP of night vision technologies for PHOTONIS, introduces us to the NOCTURN low-light camera module, which provides imaging capabilities from daylight to bright starlight conditions in the visible to NIR spectrum. This camera features 1280 x 1024 resolution at 100 fps; low size, weight, and power (SWaP); onboard intelligent electronics; and optical and video interfaces.

  • SPIE Director Explores Trends In Defense, Security, And Sensing At SPIE DSS

    Peter Hallett, director of marketing and industry relations at SPIE, and Ron Grunsby, editor at Photonics Online, talk about current trends in the defense, security, and sensing industry, as well as SPIE moving DSS from Orlando to Baltimore, SPIE's initiatives taken on in the last year, and the organization's initiatives for the future.