Saint-Laurent, Quebec —Formula One race teams try to use the most advanced technologies they can get to gain any advantage over the competition. Taking a clue from the electronics industry, British American Racing is using the ISIS? thermal imaging system from ART Advanced Research Technologies. Specifically, manufacturers use ISIS to find defects in printed circuit boards. The system is based on infrared radiometry and uses proprietary thermal algorithm software.
While the race team wouldn't say at press time what ISIS is looking at, from its picture it would seem to be for defect inspection of production parts. Paul Bisson, president and CEO of ART, says the arrangement "will enable us to pursue our R&D efforts with a major partner, while accelerating the large scale market deployment of our technologies."
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