Detectors & Imaging

The Detectors & Imaging channel features articles and other content that discuss components, systems, and applications of detectors and imaging technology.


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Detectors & Imaging

Seeing AR through the eyes of a shipmaster

Nov. 15, 2023
Research reveals the capabilities high-end systems must have to meet users’ needs within the complex marine environment.
First Light Imaging
Detectors & Imaging

Drone-enabled solution to PV inspection

Nov. 10, 2023
Combining a line laser, SWIR camera, and drone technology provides PV plant operators with a contactless solution to improve their ongoing inspection processes.
(Photo credit: Werner Slocum/NREL)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Tim Silverman and Nicole Luna look over data generated by PLatypus, which was connected to a photovoltaics system on the Flatirons campus.
Detectors & Imaging

Photoluminescence imaging tool inspects solar cells for invisible damage

Nov. 2, 2023
Solar cells inside a photovoltaic module can crack during hail events or other extreme weather without breaking the glass—which effects their power output—but a ‘PLatypus’ tool...
(Courtesy of Jinyang Liang, INRS)
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Detectors & Imaging

DRUM offers low-cost, ultrahigh-speed imaging

Oct. 5, 2023
An ultrahigh-speed camera based on diffraction-gated real-time ultrahigh-speed mapping (DRUM) boasts an imaging speed and spatial resolution akin to expensive commercial high-...
(Courtesy of Zubin Jacob)
FIGURE 1. Lead researcher Zubin Jacob, an Elmore professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.
Detectors & Imaging

Thermal imaging approach turns night into day

Sept. 12, 2023
Alone, thermal imaging and IR imaging each tend to generate vague imagery—and it poses risks for robotics, AI, and autonomous technologies. But together, they may be a force to...
FIGURE 3. 4D image of a dividing cell that was detected by Aivia in a feedback loop with LAS X from Leica Microsystems.
Bio&Life Sciences

How AI and other microscopy advances answer complex life science questions

Nov. 7, 2023
Microscopy enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) will improve life sciences research and development across key therapeutic categories. Promising developments include autonomous...
Gamma Scientific
Test & Measurement

2D spectral imaging colorimeters suit test and characterization of displays

Nov. 6, 2023
The VDU series of 2D spectral imaging colorimeters combine the features of a CCD image sensor, CIE matching filters, and a high-performance spectroradiometer.
Swir Vision Systems
Detectors & Imaging

SWIR sensors have use in defense, scientific, automotive, and industrial vision markets

Nov. 3, 2023
The Acuros 6 and Acuros 4 shortwave-infrared (SWIR) image sensors feature 6.3 and 4.2 Mpixel global shutter arrays, respectively.
Software & Accessories

Alignment adapter available for line scan cameras

Nov. 2, 2023
The allPIXA Alignment Adapter reduces the time for setup, maintenance, and replacement of one or several allPIXA line scan cameras.