Cryogenic sensors for monitoring in superconducting RF cavities of linacs

By Andy Phillips

Stanford Linear Accelerator Online — Cryogenic sensors are used worldwide in a number of particle accelerators, including the world’s most powerful one, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, where sensors are used to monitor the temperature of the superconducting magnets used to steer and focus the particle beam.

Other applications include linear accelerators commissioned in the U.S., Germany, and Japan. Continue reading

Infrared Camera Shows ‘Invisible’ Vehicle Emissions

YouTube Video

fliratspr150-imageAMeer, Belgium — To raise awareness of the potentially fatal impacts of air pollution, a new video* from thermal imaging specialists FLIR Systems highlights how its GF Series Optical Gas Imaging cameras use IR technology to visually demonstrate vehicle emissions and the resulting air pollution issues.

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that air pollution kills 16,000 British people a year.

In order to raise awareness of the amount of pollution produced by vehicles, Professor of Air Quality at Kings College (London) Martin Williams proposes thermal imaging as a potential means to “see air pollution as its happening”. Continue reading

Compact multifunction infrared binoculars debut at IDEX

The new JIM infrared binoculars from Safran Electronics & Defense


Online — Safran had unveiled this compact version in June 2016, rounding out its range of multifunction binoculars, including the JIM (Jumelle Infrarouge Multifonction) and Moskito families.

The IDEX defense trade show in the United Arab Emirates in a major event in the international calendar, and a new opportunity for Safran to introduce its new generation binoculars to the Gulf region.

JIM Compact binoculars incorporates a number of innovations, kicking off a new generation of portable optronics (electro-optical) equipment for combat operations. Continue reading

March Training: Intro to Femap and NX Nastran

Interested in learning Femap & NX Nastran?

femap boxOnline  —  In March, Structural Design & Analysis will be holding a 3-day Femap with NX Nastran training class at their office in Sterling, VA.

The class will run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday March 28th through March 30th.

This class will help users understand the fundamentals of Femap, as well as its integration with the NX Nastran solver.

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FLIR Unveils Compact Marine Thermal Cameras

Advanced FLIR M100 & M200 IR Cameras

M100 or M200 thermal infrared cameraWILSONVILLE, OR, USA — (Marketwired) — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has announced two new compact additions to its popular M-Series marine thermal cameras for recreational boating, the M100 and M200 thermal infrared cameras.

The M100 and M200 thermal cameras provide enhanced awareness while fishing, sailing, or cruising at night. Continue reading