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New on the Market: September 2022

New on the market in September 2022.

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Nano-UAV Systems

Extremely light and well-suited for operations in contested environments, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator.

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Imaging

Designing A/D Converters for the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has four infrared cameras to view the stars.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Metalens for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.

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Design

Insect-Scale Robots Take Flight

Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.

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Imaging

Products of Tomorrow: August 2022

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.

Special Reports
Imaging

Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

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Electronics & Computers

Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2022

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Shaping Light Enables 2D Microscopes to Capture 4D Data

Super temporal resolution microscopy allows imaging of fluorescent molecules 20 times faster than traditional lab cameras normally allow. A general method has been developed to let a...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Filter Enhances Robot Vision on 6D Pose Estimation

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

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Imaging

A Laser-Based Volumetric Additive Manufacturing Method to 3D Print Glass

Traditional glassmaking techniques can be costly and slow, and 3D printing glass often results in rough textures, making them unsuitable for smooth lenses. Using a new...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot Senses Hidden Objects

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

Question of the Week
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Will inserting lenses inside blood vessels become a practical tool for diagnosing disease?

Researchers have developed a camera-like imaging device that can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images to help scientists better understand the causes of heart attack and heart disease progression and could lead to improved...

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Imaging

Understanding Cryocooled Infrared System Reliability

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

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Imaging

Using CoaXPress-over-Fiber for High-Speed Machine Vision

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

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Unmanned Systems

Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration

A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...

Technology Leaders
Imaging

Determining Dynamic Object Tracking Accuracy

There is already a wide body of work in which assessments of various motion capture systems have produced a wide range of different results. These studies produce useful and relevant results for...

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Imaging

New Products: May 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Plasma Deposition Process

Alluxa, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) recently introduced its next-generation SIRRUS™ plasma physical vapor deposition (PVD) platform offering full spectral...

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Medical

New Products and Services: May 2022 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Hyperspectral Camera

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Diaspective Vision GmbH, have developed a new type of endoscopic camera. The MALY- NA system,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Is Lidar Necessary for Autonomous Vehicles?

A reader asks an expert how self-driving cars can operate without lidar.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New on the Market: April 2022

High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.

Features
Test & Measurement

Achieving High-Speed Real-Time Image Cytometry

Real-time imaging at high speeds faces three primary challenges.

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Photonics/Optics

Flexible Imaging Device

3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

Briefs
Imaging

Compressed Ultrafast Photography

With an imaging speed of 0.5 trillion frames per second, the camera is claimed to be the world's fastest.

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Photonics/Optics

New Products: March 2022 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Two-Axis Laser Scan Head

Aerotech Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released the AGV-XPO, a high-dynamic, two-axis laser scan head that combines low-inertia, high-efficiency motors with...

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Semiconductors & ICs

How Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) Improves SWIR Sensing

InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?

Application Briefs
Imaging

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

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Imaging

New Products: March 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.