Vehicle attempting to break world land speed record has vision system put to the test

May 21, 2014

Led by a team of top engineers, The Bloodhound Project has an ultimate goal of attaining a 1,000 mph world land speed record with its Bloodhound SSC supersonic car. The car, which is currently in development, recently had its first phase of rocket plume imaging tests conducted in order to determine to optimum wavelength range for imaging. Among the cameras used for tests was an Allied Vision Technologies Goldeye P032 infrared camera was used to image the infrared wavelengths. The Goldeye P032 features an InGaAs infrared sensor with 25 µm x 25 µm pixel size and 636 x 508 pixel array, and operates at 30 fps at full resolution. >>>Read more

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James Carroll

Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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