Unveiling the Invisible
Enhancing Perception by SWIR Cameras
When thinking about a machine vision system a traditional approach is to imagine a machine capable of seeing what the human eye sees.
However there are applications where different objects look identical and you still want to distinguish them, or you need to inspect transparent samples looking for the presence/absence of a specific feature, or finally, you desire to classify between different materials but not different colors.
Common machine vision systems fail to work on these examples because the properties of light in the visible spectrum can not reveal the information necessary for these applications.
So how can we unveil the needed “invisible” information?
An answer to this question arises from the possibility of switching the light spectral range where the vision system is working from visible to invisible. Machine vision cameras as well as optics, and lighting allow the acquisition of images in the infrared light spectral range.
In particular, working in the Short-Wavelength-Infrared (i.e.: SWIR) range applications such as distinguishing between different types of plastic, detecting water contamination, or seeing through a semiconductor wafer are possible.
In this webinar, we delve deeper into SWIR cameras, their technology, and the main differences between VIS and SWIR vision systems.
We will then explore examples of SWIR applications, comparing the possibilities offered by SWIR to the more common VIS vision systems.
- Introduction to SWIR imaging.
- SWIR image sensors.
- SWIR optics and lighting.
- VIS vs SWIR vision systems.
- SWIR applications.
- Practical Example.
Free of charge
After the webinar, each participant will receive the training material consisting of the .pdf presentation and a private link to the video recording on Vimeo.