focal plane


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focal plane

the plane of tissue that is in focus on a tomogram.

focal plane

One of two planes through the anterior and posterior principal foci of a dioptric system and perpendicular to the line connecting the two.
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Innovative low dimensional materials are currently being investigated that exhibit enhanced TE properties while newly developed integration techniques are also being explored to incorporate thermoelectric materials with IR focal plane array manufacturing processes.
The focal plane bench is a high-strength composite structure that serves as a multi-functional stable platform for the NuSTAR instruments and the primary interface to the satellite bus structure.
Since they detect minute temperature differences, IR focal plane array cameras can record automobiles and other inanimate objects as easily as they image humans.
is an advanced sensor design and production enterprise with world-class capabilities in infrared and visible detector material technologies, readout integrated circuit design, and integrated focal plane array fabrication.
Some parts of the focal plane of the instrument in direct mechanical interface with the CCSD and the telescope structure will be made of silicon carbide to ensure a perfect thermo-mechanical compatibility of all these elements.
The rear focal plane reticle does not have the latter problem, but you can become confused and miss a target because the hashmarks change with different power settings.
When employed as part of a satellite sensor system, the 4K-by-4K will permit full-Earth hemisphere staring with a single focal plane array.
On second focal plane reticle scopes, the parallax adjustment or distance focus and focusing the crosshair are independent of one another.
DRS-produced DVEs are upgradable, as improved optics and focal plane array sensors producing broader field of view and higher display resolution evolve, reducing system obsolescence.
The MKV-L seeker development team for the Missile Defense Agency includes: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the prime integrator; BAE Systems, seeker integration; Utah State University, calibration agent; and the Naval Research Lab and MIT Lincoln Labs, who are providing a pathfinder seeker focal plane and supporting electronics.
More importantly, they placed the reticle in the first focal plane so that it tracks proportionally throughout the power ranges.
The Proton100k(TM) Radiation Hardened Single Board Computer (RH SBC) is the instrument computer of the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) RoadRunner On-board Processing Experiment (ROPE), performing data management and processing of focal plane array data.