17 January 2013

A convenient, nondestructive NIR spectroscopy method is evaluated for determining the quality of the fruit hidden beneath the peels of mangoes and avocados.

05 October 2012

Culham may be just a small town in the English countryside, but it hosts a research facility that might change the world as we know it. The Joint European Torus (JET), based in Oxfordshire, researches how to use fusion energy in daily life. Energy that is environmental friendly, safe and available in almost unlimited quantities. Avantes spectrometers are used to measure changes during these plasma experiments.

01 October 2012

For the purpose of space exploration and aircraft technologies, researchers have explored travelling at hypersonic speeds, which entails attaining speeds over Mach 5, more than five times the speed of sound. This puts a huge strain on the aerodynamic and thermal designs of vessels and components. To test components and their capability to withstand airflows at such velocities, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom have combined their hypersonic wind tunnel with a thermal imaging camera from FLIR Systems.

07 September 2012

A new report from FLIR Systems describes how Norwegian waste treatment company - Lindum Ressurs og Gjenvinning AS has successfully implemented a FLIR GF320 gas camera to spot methane leaks, prevent uncontrolled gas venting and keep the air clean at and around its landfill sites. Using the FLIR camera as both a maintenance and safety tool - Lindum has made estimated savings of more than Euro 12,000 per year and has been able to reduce the foul odour nuisance considerably.

16 March 2012

In laser sensor and measurement applications the challenges of the design of fast driver circuits is a very demanding task. This white paper describes the design of fast driver circuits, PCB layouts and optical measurement considerations, as well as a solution to achieve an ideal design for pulses as short as 2.5ns.