Lucid Vision Labs has introduced a polarized version of its new Phoenix camera, which was on display for the first time at SPIE Photonics West 2018. The PHX050S-P camera features Sony’s IMX250MZR CMOS polarized image sensor, which is a 5 MPixel global shutter sensor with a 3.45 μm pixel and a frame rate of up to 24 fps. The sensor is based on the IMX250 Sony Pregius CMOS monochrome sensor with a polarizing filter added to the pixel. The sensor has four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every four pixels. Lucid Vision’s GigE Vision camera, the company said, performs on-camera processing using the four directional filters and outputs both the intensity and polarized angle of each image pixel.
Polarization imaging, suggests Lucid Vision, can be used to detect stress or defects in manufacturing of materials such as plastic, glass and carbon fiber, as it can be used to uncover hidden material properties to better perform inspection and classification in industrial applications.
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Contact: Lucid Vision Labs
Headquarters: Richmond, BC, Canada
Product: PHX050S-P polarization camera
Key Features: Sony’s 5 MPixel global shutter monochrome IMX250MZR CMOS polarized image sensor, 24 fps, four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every four pixels.