White Papers

31 March 2015

The 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.

09 February 2015

Diffraction 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.

12 December 2014

Before 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

04 December 2014

Machine 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.

21 October 2014

Vision 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.

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