Specialised Imaging Articles
Enhanced ultra-high-speed video camera
An enhanced version of the Kirana ultra-high-speed video camera has been introduced by Specialised imaging. The new Kirana07M enables researchers to capture up to 180 consecutive high resolution images at frame rates of up to seven million frames per second and exposure times as low as 50 nanoseconds.
High speed camera advances bio-hybrid fuel research
Specialised Imaging reports that the Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer at RWTH Aachen University in Germany has invested in a Kirana Ultra High-Speed camera to undertake fundamental research that underpins the development of bio-hybrid fuels for the next generation of sustainable transportation. Research at the University of Aachen Fuel Science Center (FSC) aims to develop high density liquid energy carriers ('bio-hybrid fuels'), for ...
Camera triggering systems for fast events
High-speed imaging can be challenging to users more familiar with high-speed video cameras. To accurately capture fleeting images of a high speed event requires a means of triggering the camera and flash unit more accurately and typically to within a few microseconds.
Analysing complex ultra-fast events
SIM Series ultra-high speed framing cameras from Specialised Imaging incorporate an auxiliary optical port enabling secondary instruments such as streak cameras, high speed video or time resolved spectrometers to share the same optical axis as the framing channels.
Optical and thermal tracking of aircraft and drones
Specialised Imaging’s Lightweight Optical Motion Analysis (LOMA) system has been used to optically track an aircraft for several kilometres while simultaneously capturing the thermal signature of the aircraft over the same distance.
Accurate 3D flight tracking
The SI Tracker2 system from Specialised Imaging provides reports which have been used to precisely correlate high-speed video data with 3D visualisation and measurement information. Traditionally for free flight, ballistic and rocket flight applications such as Earth re-entry space vehicle development and ballistic trajectory characterisation - engineers have had to use expensive Doppler radar equipment with complex software and on-board te...
Accurate 3D flight visualisation and measurement launched
Specialised Imaging reports on applications for which its SI Tracker2 system has been used to precisely correlate high speed video data with 3D visualisation and measurement information.
Ultra high-speed camera tests fuel-injectors
The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (LTT) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) tested a Kirana Ultra High-Speed camera to visualise the transient opening process of fuel-injectors in one of their high-pressure injection chambers, Specialised Imaging reported.
Ultra-fast framing cameras with high speed processing
The introduction of a new processor has been announced by Specialised Imaging for its SIM family of ultra-fast framing cameras. The new processor will allow new remote operation capabilities as well as improving the download speed by a factor of 50, allowing faster real-time focusing from the control computer and large file transfer in less than 5 seconds.
Colour camera enables colorimetric effects on fast moving objects
A new colour version of Specialised Imaging's SIR3 camera has been introduced. Capable of capturing up to 11-million-pixel (4,008x2,688) resolution images in 36-bit colour across a wide dynamic range, the SIR3 colour camera enables colorimetric effects on fast moving objects to be recorded clearly for the first time.
Ultra-high-speed camera benefits material science research
The Kirana Ultra-High-Speed video camera from Specialised Imaging has been reported to become the system of choice for many leading edge research groups in the material science community in Europe, North America and in the Asia/Pacific Region. Researchers at NASA, White Sands (USA) report on using a Kirana camera to assess risks of using different commercial partners frangible joint designs to provide confidence for their use in human spaceflight...
New sensor designed for tracking fast moving objects
The Trackerlite, an entry level system designed to enable small test ranges, sport science and university researchers to better understand the flight behaviour of fast moving objects, has been introduced by Specialised Imaging.
Hypervelocity impacts captured through high-resolution imaging
The Institute of Astronautics, Technical University of Munich, Germany has used a SIM-X ultra-high speed framing camera, Specialised Imaging reported. The camera used to record high resolution images of hypervelocity impacts on granular media samples, uses different bulk densities.
Hypervelocity impact testing carried out on simulated lunar materials
The Institute of Astronautics, Technical University of Munich, Germany has used a SIM-X ultra-high speed framing camera to record high resolution images of hypervelocity impacts on granular media samples with different bulk densities.
Advanced image sensors focus on design and development
The formation of a new division – Wegapixel - has been announced by Specialised Imaging to focus on the design and development of advanced CMOS imaging sensors.
High-speed video camera designed for low light machine vision
The main focus of Specialised Imaging’s stand at VISION 2016, in Stuttgart Germany, will be ultra-high-speed video camera and image intensifier systems for low light machine vision applications.
Accessories for high-speed imaging
A range of high performance accessories has been developed by Specialised Imaging to optimise the performance of high-speed imaging cameras used in industrial, defence and scientific applications. To ensure that data collection is precisely synchronised to a transient process, high-speed cameras typically employ optical triggers.
Studying hypervelocity impact phenomena
Using a Specialised Imaging SIM8 ultra fast framing camera researchers at the Thiot Ingenierie Shock Physics Laboratory have been able study high velocity impacts of aluminium spheres against an aluminum target at velocities in excess of 4000m/s. Interest in hypervelocity has traditionally been driven by the military community but is increasingly of interest to the space / aerospace industry for areas of research such as enhancing the survivabili...
High Power Flash Units for Use With Ultra High-Speed Cameras
Specialised Imaging Ltd. has announced a new range of high power Xenon flash units optimised to give a small concentrated high intensity beam for use with ultra high-speed cameras. The Specialised Imaging SI-IMS300 flash unit offers the user a very high intensity flash source with a very short duration making it ideal for both scientific and industrial processes that occur over a short time window.