Sensors Unlimited Inc. (SUI; www.sensorsinc.com) has introduced reportedly the world's smallest dual-wavelength, visible and near-infrared camera—the Visible-InGaAs SU320Mvis 1.7RT MiniCamera. Built around SUI's proprietary InGaAs focal plane arrays, the camera weighs less than 11 oz (300 gm) without the lens and features a 320 × 240 pixel array with a 40-micron pitch. It can simultaneously deliver a 12-bit digital RS-422 digital output and EIA-170 analog video output for display on commercial TV monitors. Intended applications include industrial machine vision, hyperspectral imaging, and laser beam profiling.
The “Space Kid,” 11, will be one of the first civilians to have his design manufactured in space by NASA, thanks to the City X Project, which inspires kids to think about new 3D-printed inventions that could be useful for humans living in space.
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