Rick DeMeis

Associate Editor, Technology

Rick DeMeis was Associate Editor, Technology for Laser Focus World from March 1995 through March 1997.

A blind-spot information system (BLIS) developed by Volvo for its 2005 models uses a CMOS ­imaging-array camera mounted in a chrome ­viewing port below each sideview mirror (left). The system controller lights a triangular LED lamp (seen on the window frame to the right of the ­mirror) to signal the driver when a vehicle is in the blind spot area to the rear and side. The ­system will cover 30‑ × 10-ft blind spots on either side and to the rear of the car (right).
A blind-spot information system (BLIS) developed by Volvo for its 2005 models uses a CMOS ­imaging-array camera mounted in a chrome ­viewing port below each sideview mirror (left). The system controller lights a triangular LED lamp (seen on the window frame to the right of the ­mirror) to signal the driver when a vehicle is in the blind spot area to the rear and side. The ­system will cover 30‑ × 10-ft blind spots on either side and to the rear of the car (right).
A blind-spot information system (BLIS) developed by Volvo for its 2005 models uses a CMOS ­imaging-array camera mounted in a chrome ­viewing port below each sideview mirror (left). The system controller lights a triangular LED lamp (seen on the window frame to the right of the ­mirror) to signal the driver when a vehicle is in the blind spot area to the rear and side. The ­system will cover 30‑ × 10-ft blind spots on either side and to the rear of the car (right).
A blind-spot information system (BLIS) developed by Volvo for its 2005 models uses a CMOS ­imaging-array camera mounted in a chrome ­viewing port below each sideview mirror (left). The system controller lights a triangular LED lamp (seen on the window frame to the right of the ­mirror) to signal the driver when a vehicle is in the blind spot area to the rear and side. The ­system will cover 30‑ × 10-ft blind spots on either side and to the rear of the car (right).
A blind-spot information system (BLIS) developed by Volvo for its 2005 models uses a CMOS ­imaging-array camera mounted in a chrome ­viewing port below each sideview mirror (left). The system controller lights a triangular LED lamp (seen on the window frame to the right of the ­mirror) to signal the driver when a vehicle is in the blind spot area to the rear and side. The ­system will cover 30‑ × 10-ft blind spots on either side and to the rear of the car (right).
Optics

Vision systems improve road safety

Oct. 1, 2004
Compact camera systems are making possible two advances in automotive safety. Engineers at Volvo have introduced the technology to monitor the blind spots near the rear of a car...
Positioning, Support & Accessories

PROJECTION DISPLAYS: Airport showcases laser display

April 1, 1997
Installed at the Manchester, NH, airport, the latest version of the ColorVision large-screen laser display manufactured by the Corporation for Laser Optics Research (COLOR; Portsmouth...
Research

COMBUSTION RESEARCH: Laser fluorescence probes fuel-deposit formation

April 1, 1997
Investigators from the Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX) have used laser fluorescence to determine how polymer deposits form in fuels. The effort was geared to formulating...