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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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will design, manufacture and test innovative focal planes to demonstrate the flexible manufacturing capability of the company's VIZON(TM) technology.
Army Space and Strategic Defense Command to manufacture smart focal plane electronics.
As the Holodisc turns, it focuses several laser beams into multiple focal planes to create thousands of scan lines per second, resulting in a very large, dense scan field.
Rockwell Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sam Iacobellis said Harris will complement Rockwell and Aerojet's expertise in advanced focal planes, signal processors and spacecraft technology, as well as their sensor and spacecraft production skills and facilities.
The use of multiple focal planes permits patterns of up to 80 interlocking scan lines to scan bar codes at up to two meters from the scanner face.