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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Photonics/Optics

European Defense Fund Project to Produce Strategic Electronics for Next Generation Infrared Sensors

Lynred, a global provider of infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, recently announced the launch of...

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Photonics/Optics

NIF Laser Systems Chief Engineer to Discuss Historic Fusion Ignition Achievement at Photonics West 2023

On Dec. 5, 2022, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Nuclear Ignition Facility (NIF) made history, demonstrating fusion...

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Lighting Technology

Strengthening Electron-Triggered Light Emission

The way electrons interact with photons of light is a key part of many modern technologies, from lasers to solar panels to LEDs. But the interaction is inherently a weak one because of a...

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Materials

Predicting the Failure of Crystalline Metallic Materials

Researchers have developed a theory that predicts the limits to which metals can be subjected to cyclic stress before failing.

NASA Spinoff
Photonics/Optics

A New Standard in Imagery

After 50 years of NASA’s Landsat, discovery of new commercial and scientific uses is only accelerating.

Special Reports
Aerospace

Space Technology - January 2023

Read about robot construction workers on the moon, the first commercial space station, what's next for the James Webb Space Telescope, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of...

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Imaging

Magazine Archives

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Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

How a UV-Visible-NIR Range Microscope-Spectrometer Works

Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Compact MEMS-Based NIR Spectroscopy for Mobile Applications

This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

SPIE Photonics West 2023 Preview

The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.

Products
Photonics/Optics

New Products

See the new products for January 2023.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

James Webb Space Telescope Enters New Era of Universal Infrared Imaging in Cycle 1

It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.

Products
Imaging

New on the Market

See what's new on the market.

Global Innovations
Photonics/Optics

Microscope Could Speed Up and Simplify Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.

News
Connectivity

AV Life After Argo AI

The recent shuttering of Argo AI, one of the autonomous-vehicle industry’s leading tech companies, by Ford and Volkswagen might come as a surprise to commuters in San Francisco and in Phoenix, Arizona. Those who...

Blog
AR/AI

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Engineers

Gift giving always induces anxiety. It’s never easy to pick a present that someone will enjoy, especially if the recipient is an engineer.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

AI that Mimics the Human Eye

Researchers at University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence device that mimics the retina of the eye.

Briefs
Imaging

Concept Development for Advanced Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar

Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) can globally monitor dynamic processes on the Earth’s Surface. The last SAR to be developed and deployed by NASA was in the year 2000.

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Imaging

Reflection-Reducing Imaging System for Machine Vision Applications

The imaging system tested in NASA wind tunnels can reduce or eliminate shadows that occur when using many existing BOS and photogrammetric measurement systems.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Through-Wall Imaging System

Camero-Tech has launched the Xaver™ 1000, a new generation of the Camero Xaver™ product line.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

On the Hunt for Asteroids: Positioning an Occultation Telescope

"Early detection of a NEO headed for Earth would give us sufficient time to deflect the threat."

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

A Laser-Focused Approach to LiDAR

Traditional time-of-flight LiDAR has many drawbacks that make it difficult to use in many 3D vision applications.

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Imaging

Assembly for Simplified Hi-Res Flow Visualization

The assembly can simply be mounted in front of a camera to enable focusing schlieren imaging capability.

Briefs
Medical

Endoscope Uses Bendable GRIN Lens for 3D Microscopy

Researchers have created a flexible needle-like endoscopic imaging probe that can acquire 3D microscopic images of tissue.

Global Innovations
Medical

Flexible Surgical Needle Offers Enhanced Precision

Engineers have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button.

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Imaging

Robotic Heart Catheterization Inside an MRI

A team of scientists received a four-year, $3.7 million NIH grant to attempt what they say would be a medical first: performing robotic heart catheterization while the patient is inside a...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

First High-Res Thwaites Seafloor Images Cause Concern

Combined research efforts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden found evidence of a surprising and distressing history in the seabed in front of the Florida-sized...

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Imaging

Study Tracks, Maps Single Blood Stem Cell With Microscopy

Researchers in a joint study between the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of California, San Diego, have developed the first-ever method for tracking single...