White Papers

Choosing the Right Video Interface for Military Vision Systems

By Pleora Technologies Inc.
13 May 2015

White Paper Lead ImageThis whitepaper examines how GigE Vision® video interfaces help designers and integrators reduce the cost and complexity of military imaging systems, while also improving usability and increasing intelligence for end-users.

How do you Assess Image Quality?

By Basler AG
1 April 2015

White Paper Lead ImageWhat does "image quality" mean for you? What exactly differentiates a "good" from a "bad" image? How can image quality be measured in an industrial camera and which criteria are used to assess it?

NASA engineering challenge – building a planetary rover to navigate lunar and Martian terrains

By Teledyne DALSA
31 March 2015

White Paper Lead ImageThe best and the brightest graduate and undergraduate university students across engineering disciplines confront a NASA engineering challenge—in this case to build a planetary rover prototype that can navigate simulated lunar and Martian terrains as it performs a series of tasks.

Understanding Lens Design Limitations

By Edmund Optics
9 February 2015

White Paper Lead ImageDiffraction limit, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and MTF curves, and the effects of wavelengths on performance are all critical to the understanding of lens design limitations. This whitepaper, brought to you by Edmund Optics, will explore each of those factors in order to ensure your system offers the best possible performance.

The Multiple Smart Camera Myth When and How to Use Multiple Smart Cameras in Complex Vision Systems

By Teledyne DALSA
12 December 2014

White Paper Lead ImageBefore smart cameras made their debut in the market, PC-based systems with multiple cameras were used on the factory floors. In the early days, vision systems would have been used for inspection of the final product or verification of a sub-assembly, but today’s vision technology allows companies to include vision at every step of the manufacturing process

Basics of Understanding Machine Vision

By Teledyne Dalsa
4 December 2014

White Paper Lead ImageMachine vision (also called “industrial vision” or “vision systems”) is the use of digital sensors (wrapped in cameras with specialized optics) that are connected to processing hardware and software algorithms to visually inspect…pretty much anything. Machine vision is a true multi-disciplinary field, encompassing computer science, optics, mechanical engineering, and industrial automation. While historically the tools of machine vision were focused on manufacturing, that’s quickly changing, spreading into medical applications, research, and even movie making.

Understanding Lens Specifications

By Edmund Optics
21 October 2014

White Paper Lead ImageUnderstanding a manufacturer’s specifications for a lens can greatly simplify the research and purchasing processes. In order to know how a lens works, it is critical to understand specifications such as resolution, magnification, contrast, and f/#, which will be explained in detail in this whitepaper in order to optimize your system performance.

Vision Systems – What you need to know

By Teledyne Dalsa
21 October 2014

White Paper Lead ImageVision systems are a primary consideration for any manufacturer who is looking to improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match your application and ownership requirements can be confusing. Knowledge of the types of systems on the market and the factors to consider when integrating vision will help implementers keep costs low and inspection robustness high.