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July 1, 2005 Fisheye lens is miniature; Camera tests AOI; Single-board computer is robust; Hand-held IR camera is affordable; MORE...

Development platform combines vision and motion

July 1, 2005 Developers of autonomous robotics software frequently must balance CPU resources among all the robotic functions.

Ease of use is only one piece of the machine-vision puzzle

July 1, 2005 A discussion with Brian Durand of BD Automation


July 1, 2005 Processors embed programmable logic; System checks ink drops; NEDs shown at SID; MORE...

Optimizing motion-control-system design

July 1, 2005 Choosing the right PC-based motion-control system requires evaluating motion controllers, software, amplifiers, motors, and positioning hardware.

Cognex Machine Vision selected by steel producer in Turkey

June 24, 2005 JUNE 24--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA; announced that Erdemir Steel, the largest iron and steel producer in Turkey, has purchased five Cognex SmartView systems to perform quality inspection at its cold-rolled steel mill in Eregli, Turkey.

e2v to supply imaging sensors for GAIA space mission

June 13, 2005 JUNE 13--e2v technologies (Chelmsford, UK; has been awarded the flight-phase contract to supply the European Space Agency with CCD imaging sensors for the primary scientific instrument on its GAIA space mission.

Sofradir IR detector passes preliminary design review

June 13, 2005 JUNE 13--Sofradir (Grenoble, France; has successfully completed the preliminary design review phase of its custom-designed 500 x 256 IR detector in France's Early Warning Satellite program, SPIRALE (Systeme Preparatoire Infra-Rouge pour l'Alerte).

Mercury Computer Systems to acquire SOHARD AG

June 9, 2005 JUNE 9--Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, MA; has signed an agreement to purchase SOHARD AG for approximately 19M euros.

L-3 to acquire The Titan Corporation

June 9, 2005 JUNE 9--L-3 Communications (New York, NY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Titan Corporation (San Diego, CA).

DRS Technologies receives contracts for next-generation thermal-weapon sights

June 7, 2005 JUNE 7--DRS Technologies Inc. (Parsippany, NJ; has received $43 million in new orders to produce a family of next-generation thermal-weapon sights for US Army ground-force applications.

FLIR Systems receives order for petrochemical perimeter security

June 7, 2005 JUNE 7--FLIR Systems Inc. (Portland, OR; has received a contract from a leading petrochemical company to provide 32 ThermoVision Integration Series thermal-imaging cameras for use in perimeter security at key locations.

CMOS imager speeds missile detection

June 1, 2005 The US Department of Defense has hired Boeing to build a weapon system to intercept incoming ballistic missiles.


June 1, 2005 Smart cameras check diode shapes; Vision-guided robots to package nuclear waste; Vision and SPC check banknotes and MORE

Sensors expand IR imaging range

June 1, 2005 Improvement in MCT detectors, camera design, and signal processing enable new long-wavelength IR R&D applications.

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