Posted: Fri, November 9, 2018
The F-35 Generation III Helmet is currently the most advanced helmet-mounted display system (HDMS) in the world. It integrates with the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter plane to provide an uprecedentel level of visual information, data, and responsiveness to support a pilot's situational awareness. Read more about the development and design considerations of this helmet and its head-up display (HUD), get a peek at the experience of being a modern "Top Gun" in the cockpit of this state-of-the-art aircraft, and learn about quality testing for HMDs, HUDs, and near-eye displays (NEDs).
Posted: Mon, November 5, 2018
So much innovation is happening in the fields of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) these days. Practical applications of augmented reality technology in particular are emerging in industries from manufacturing to medicine to museums. This week, we spotlight a few AR developments in industrial sectors that are part of the "Industry 4.0" revolution, including a segment in AIA Vision Online with insight provided by Radiant's own Doug Kreysar, Chief Solutions Officer.
Posted: Mon, October 29, 2018
Today's electronic devices like cell phones, laptops, and medical devices present increasingly complex assembly verification challenges. These "hard" inspection problems push the limitantions of any visual inspection method—human or machine. Assembly verification requires inspection of multiple features simultaneously and at high speed. If not caught, subtle defects—such as misrouted cables, missing screws, or misaligned connectors—can escape and end up in customer hands causing latent failures. The cost of these failures can be severe in terms of returns and warranty claims, customer dissatisfaction, and damage to brand reputation. Learn how photometry-based methods offer new capabilities to solve the hard inspection challenges.
Posted: Mon, October 22, 2018
The most important part of any camera is the lens, which directs incoming light to capture an image that mirrors reality. Today's highly sophisticated lenses are the result of a long history of optical and scientific experiments stretching all the way back to ancient civilizations. In this blog post, we look back at a bit of that history, examine how modern compound lenses work, and preview some innovative lens technologies of the future.
Posted: Mon, October 8, 2018
The 2018 Nobel Prizes in Physics have just been announced, making us think about some other notable physicists who have contributed to the world's understanding of electromagnetic radiation, the nature of light, and perception of color—scientific principles we rely on every day here at Radiant. In part 1 of our Physics Heroes series, learn about Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Heinrich Hertz, and James Maxwell.
Posted: Tue, October 2, 2018
Luminator Aerospace performs extensive light and color measurement tests on aircraft products such as exit signs, fasten seatbelt signs, lavatory signs, and other signage. In this case study, learn how Luminator revolutionized their testing times to increase throughput while maintaining consist product quality using Radiant ProMetric® Imaging Colorimeters.
Posted: Mon, September 24, 2018
This week, Radiant will travel to Michigan to sponsor and participate in the annual Vehicle Displays Detroit Symposium & Expo. Experts from the Radiant global automotive solutions team will present a technical paper and demonstrate scientific imaging technologies for light and color measurement of displays used in all areas of the vehicle. With the automotive industry booming with new HMI trends, sensing, ADAS, and visualization technologies, Radiant’s automotive light and display measurement systems are now being applied to ensure design and production quality of all illuminated and digital components in consoles, instrument panels, windshields (HUD), mirrors (CMS), and virtually all visible spaces of a vehicle.
Posted: Mon, September 17, 2018
Customers of today’s consumer electronics devices expect a flawless product out of the box. Scratched, dented, and otherwise imperfect products can result in costly returns and warranty claims. Worse, visible defects damage your brand’s reputation and future business. Device manufacturers have employed machine vision systems and human inspectors to protect the quality of their products. Now, Advanced Vision solutions allow you to apply photometry-based surface inspection techniques that match the precision and discernment of the human eye, at automation speeds.
Posted: Mon, September 10, 2018
Microdisplays—screens measuring less than two inches diagonally—have been used in applications such projection TVs, smart watches, and near-eye displays (NEDs). Offering very high resolution and brightness coupled with low energy use, they are poised to become more widespread as augmented reality devices, head-up displays (HUDs), and and head-mounted displays (HMDs) are gaining wider use in industries from consumer electronics, to medicine, to the military.
Posted: Tue, September 4, 2018
Luminance, illuminance, luminous flux, intensity, brightness...how do we describe the qualities and brightness of light? We explain and discuss the spectrum of electromagnetic waves, including both visible (light) and invisible (e.g., radio, microwave), and how to quantify them with photometric or radiometric measurements.