HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

What Can You Do With 1 Trillion Frames/s?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Impressive Photography
Greg M. Jung   3/29/2013 3:21:09 PM
NO RATINGS
New technology that shows  "light itself in motion"... This is a must see.  Imagine all of the new applications that this technology could be used for (analysis on optics, explosions, etc.)

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Impressive Photography
TJ McDermott   3/31/2013 4:44:56 PM
NO RATINGS
There are videos on Youtube showing this process.  It's time to go back to school.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Supercomputers forge ahead
Charles Murray   3/29/2013 7:03:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I don't know what anyone would do with one trillion frames/sec, but I now know there's a computer to process it. The University of Illinois this week started its Blue Waters supercomputer, which does one quadillion floating point operations per second (a petaflop).

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/29/blue-waters-supercomputer-now-online-24-7/

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Control
naperlou   3/31/2013 9:08:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Rich, one thing you can do is to use the vision system to control high speed processes.  Very fast cameras let this happen.  Coupled with a smart processing engine at the camera you get a very smart vision system.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Control
Ann R. Thryft   4/1/2013 12:34:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Last year we reported on a camera invented by Raskar and his colleagues that uses a femto-second laser, to peer around corners:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=241180
Amazing stuff!



jhankwitz
User Rank
Platinum
See it on YouTube
jhankwitz   4/1/2013 10:00:11 AM
NO RATINGS
You can see this 9-month old video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_9vd4HWlVA

jhankwitz
User Rank
Platinum
Re: See it on YouTube
jhankwitz   4/1/2013 10:04:55 AM
NO RATINGS
As a Photo Instrumentation/High-Speed Photography major, I spent a summer with Doc Edgerton in his lab at MIT 48 years ago.  It was amazing what we were doing at that time, but unbelievable what's being done now.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Trillion Frames per Second
apresher   4/1/2013 5:17:32 PM
NO RATINGS
jhankwitz,  Thanks for the YouTube video link. Fascinating technology.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
one trillion frames per second???
William K.   4/1/2013 9:09:01 PM
NO RATINGS
The fastest camera that I have seen was used for evaluating military bullets penetrating armor of various types. The speed was given as "Really fast", since the actual details are sort of proprietary. So there is an existing application already. The other obvious application is in automotive crash testing for crash safety systems development. And probably the system would be quite useful in learning about what really happens in some of the high speed stamping presses. The fastb stamping process is not as simple as it would seem, at least, not in every application.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
1 TRILLION FRAMES
bobjengr   4/20/2013 4:09:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Richard, I'm running a little behind due to work load but it's probably just as well.  I'm writing this comment on 19 April, right after the terrorist attack on Boston during the marathon.  THE technology that allowed authorities to catch these thugs was aptly demonstrated during that event.  There is no way justice could be served unless surveillance cameras had been employed.   This will be a technology increasing in importance as time goes by.   During my Air Force years, we used "high-speed" cameras for several reasons but certainly not 1 trillion frames per second.  This technology is phenomenal.  Great post.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Festo is developing small wind turbines for generating power to buildings. The model for the mini wind devices is the seagull wing.
An Israeli design student has created a series of unique pieces of jewelry that can harvest energy from default movements of the body and even use human blood as a way to conduct energy.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Help us recognize engineers who are ahead of the trends and making big moves in the design engineering community.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service