Four major trending topics in machine vision technology include edge artificial intelligence (edge AI), AI paired with high-resolution sensors, event-based machine vision, and affordability of SWIR sensor technology.
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and multispectral imaging (MSI) are two related technologies that make use of specialized vision systems to acquire extra image information from extended regions of the electromagnetic spectrum aside from the visible spectrum.
Mounting flat mirrors by their edges in a kinematic mount imparts stress onto the mirror surface. This results in distortion and reduced quality of the reflected wavefront, which is especially noticeable when using high-quality mirrors. Stemmed mirrors, on the other hand, are mounted from a smaller diameter “stem” protruding from the back of the mirror, resulting in significantly reduced stress on the mirror surface, high stability, and cost reduction and can be used as a replacement for a more expensive and complex kinematic mount and a conventional mirror.