charge-coupled device


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charge-coupled device

Abbreviation: CCD
A device used in video and digital imaging (such as in CT scanning) that creates electronic images from light.
See also: device
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Because the geometric relationship between the charge-coupled device, the light source, and the etching is known, the location of the shadow on the video image reveals the distance to the object's surface.
Once a sample is mounted on the motor-driven microstage, a charge-coupled device camera transmits images of the crystals to the imaging-processing program.
The camera, derived from the Contax N1 film camera, will feature a charge-coupled device (CCD) of up to 6 million pixels, making high-quality, fine-textured images possible to meet camera buffs' demands.
To make a digital image, the light passes instead to about a million light detectors that reside in a charge-coupled device, which operates like a television camera.
Award: Research and development for engineering models (em) and spaceflight qualified flight model (fm) charge-coupled device (ccd) cameras for the michelson interferometer for global high-resolution thermospheric imager (mighti)
The robot, which has a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera on its head to enable it to recognize its surroundings, can also recognize and speak 20 prerecorded words.
Using a charge-coupled device, the Stuttgart group showed that siloxene materials can emit a rainbow of colors, including porous silicon's red and blue, a color not yet reported from porous silicon and one crucial for creating color displays or signs, Brandt says.
The system combines charge-coupled device camera-based imaging instrumentation, automation, and software with specially designed and optimized reagents for accelerated drug screening.
We could actually see the image."With a detector known as a charge-coupled device, they picked up images of more complicated objects, such as letters of the alphabet.
To analyze galactic light as discrete points, the astronomers relied on a highly sensitive, computer-chip-like detector known as a charge-coupled device (CCD), which contains a grid of light-sensing elements.
This image was made through a visible-light filter equivalent to the one on the space telescope, using the same kind of charge-coupled device to detect the star cluster's light.
Luu use images taken with a charge-coupled device (CCD), which can detect faint optical light with 100 times the sensitivity of photographic film.