NIT & the Open Innovation Defense & Space challenge of AIRBUS and MBDA

NIT & the Open Innovation Defense & Space challenge of AIRBUS and MBDA

Last Thursday, February 14, NIT had proudly presented the final pitch for the Open Innovation Defense & Space challenge of AIRBUS and MBDA.

At Techinnov- Paris, NIT introduced and explained the concept in front of AIRBUS and MBDA as well as the public of industrialists and investors. As one of 10 chosen finalists, NIT won an award of 5000EUR to develop Defense & Space project.

Here are some photos of the award ceremony on February 14 at a Techinnov.

About The Open Innovation Defense & Space challenge

This competition is reserved for innovative start-ups and SMEs in the Paris region with civil or dual activities that meet the technological needs of the Airbus group.

“The innovative ideas challenge launched jointly by Airbus and MBDA in December 2018 attracted 63 original candidates” – according to AIRBUS.

Find out more about this event.

NIT and the Challenge

Working and developing HDR imaging sensors and cameras from Visible to SWIR band, NIT operates in a large number of different industries, but most of NIT solutions are found in the fields of defense, security. The goal is to provide a clear vision in all lighting conditions, for example, harsh environmental conditions, day and night, for defending or protecting people.

Nominated for innovative image sensors, NIT project illustrates how NIT future SWIR Hyperspectral development can improve defense and civilian airborne vision systems.

"Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is a technique that analyzes a wide spectrum of light instead of just assigning primary colors (red, green, blue) to each pixel. The light striking each pixel is broken down into many different spectral bands in order to provide more information on what is imaged." Armin Schneider, Hubertus Feussner

The advantage of this solution is reducing the cost for integration and drastically reducing the size of Hyperspectral SWIR system.

If you are interested in hyperspectral SWIR solution, please contact us for more information

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SWIR as the ally of laser processes

SWIR as the ally of laser processes

Never settling down with the present success, NIT always continues providing better imaging solutions. This year, NIT brings you the best of the SWIR cameras, especially for industrial applications.

Discover through several episodes of how our large WiDy Family improves today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in several industries fields.

A new opportunity of NIT HDR SWIR camera?

Laser additive manufacturing.

After decades of development, lasers are used with various industrial applications including cutting, drilling, welding, etc.. and recently in the additive manufacturing industry (3D printing).

A camera with the appropriate wavelength will give the operator the ability to optimize the fabrications processes. Our first episode takes a closer look at WiDy SWIR cameras as the allies of laser additive manufacturing processes.

Don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions.
See you in the next episode!

New brochures releases!

Starting a new year with a fresher look, we are pleased to bring you more informative documents including:

  •  SWIR cameras brochure – the WiDy family: a brief view of NIT SWIR camera family with a fresher look.
  •  Application brochure: NIT unique technology in applications glimpse.
  •  Our website has been updated to fit these changes. So don’t forget to take a glance: SWIR products

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The Gated Imaging webinar recording is now available

The Gated Imaging webinar recording is now available

The recording of our webinar Gated Imaging (Thursday 26/7 2018) is available on NIT YouTube channel. And you can watch it directly on this post.

This webinar was held by New Imaging Technologies with the collaboration of ISL – The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis.

About ISL

A bi-national research institute established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a treaty signed in 1958. The core mission of ISL is: "Research, scientific studies and basic predevelopment in the field of defense and security". ISL has reinforced its activities on issues of civil security and countermeasures against terrorism encountered both at home and during overseas military operations.

Vision solutions are spreading increasingly fast nowadays. Thanks to research, field feedback, and development, new products appear and push the boundaries of vision, one step further. Gated imaging is one of these developments: from laboratories to final integration, this innovation is building reliable solutions for new challenging applications.

Our webinar includes:

  • Gated imaging principle presented by Dr. Yang NI – Chief Technology Officer NIT
  • New opportunities with gated imaging feature presented by Nicolas BAROAN – Business development manager NIT
  • A real use-case of this technology presented by Frank CHRISTNACHER – Head of Advanced Visionics & Processing group at ISL

If you have any questions on this topic, don’t hesitate to contact us for further discussion.

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WiDy SenS available in CameraLink interface

WiDy SenS available in CameraLink interface

WiDy SenS cameras are available in both USB3.0 and CameraLink with Gated mode option.

Our High-end SWIR series – WiDy SenS, signature with dual-mode (Log&Lin)have been receiving a lot of your attention since its launch. To better meet your needs, we are glad to announce WiDy SenS cameras are now available in USB3.0 and CameraLink interface:
CameraLink interface: delivered with WiDyCAM software

  •  WiDy SenS 640M-ST
  •  WiDy SenS 640M-STP (with Gated mode) 

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USB 3.0 interface: delivered with WiDyVISION software

  •  WiDy SenS 640V-ST
  •  WiDy SenS 640V-STP (with Gated mode)

The performance of 2 difference mode at a glance:

Standard mode Gated mode
Dynamic range 120dB typical in Log
63dB typical in CTIA (Low Gain)
49dB typical in CTIA (High Gain)
58dB typical Low Gain
44dB typical High Gain
Exposure time 10us to 220ms in ITR
100us to 220ms in IWR
Maximum in Log mode: 10ms
100ns to 9us
Full well capacity
(in CTIA)
>17ke- (High Gain)
>380ke- (Low Gain)
> 17ke- (High Gain)
> 230ke- (Low Gain)
Sensor noise 50e- with CDS (High Gain)
270e- (Low Gain)
340e-in Log
< 125e- (High Gain)
< 290e- (Low Gain)
Consumption < 2.3W < 3.8W

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Galaxy in SWIR beauty

Galaxy in SWIR beauty

Discover THE HIDDEN SWIR BEAUTY OF THE GALAXY AND MAKE YOUR WISHES FOR 2019

At NIT, we believe the universe has no limit and hide majestic stars waiting to be explored.

aturn captured in J filter (1250nm with 200nm bandwidth) Courtesy of LPA/Le2i/S2P, IMCCE

Saturn captured in J filter (1250nm with 200nm bandwidth) Courtesy of LPA/Le2i/S2P, IMCCE

In 2018, the NIT R&D department in collaboration with LPA, S2P & Le2i, accomplished successful progress in the development of a Scientific deep cooled SWIR Camera, dedicated to Scientific applications such as Astronomy and Medical SWIR imaging.

After several years of development, a first prototype was used last summer in a real Telescope (at ‘Pic du Midi’) for planet observations.

Today, we are all glad to bring you the first results of the Scientific deep cooled SWIR camera based on NIT InGaAs Detector. Saturn, Mars, Orion nebula and other stars were captured thanks to this Scientific HDR SWIR camera.

Watch the planets, choose your stars and make your wishes for 2019!

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Hope you love this.

Once again, thank you for accompanying us this year.

Best Wishes!

P.S: We will close on Dec 24-25th, 31st, 2018 and Jan.1st, 20019

 

Demonstration videos available on NIT YouTube

Demonstration videos available on NIT YouTube

We are glad to announce that you can watch all demo videos on NIT YouTube.
We hope these videos help you have a better understanding of our technologies and performance.
On our channel, you can watch the videos by upload time or by playlists (MAGIC – Visible cameras or SWIR cameras).

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Meanwhile, enjoy 2 newest demo videos on our channel.

The first video illustrates the Gated Imaging Principle.
You may be interested in Gated Imaging Application Note.

The second video is our comparison between 1.3 MPixels CMOS Sensor (Passive mode) vs. WiDy SenS – InGaAs 640×512 in various dense smoke environments (water-based smoke and smoke bomb).
This test also shows the performance of Gated mode featuring in our camera WiDy SenS.