SCD develops ‘Smart Imagery’ prototype linking AI and infrared sensor technology

05 February 2020

Programme engineers at infrared (IR) sensor and detector manufacturer SCD are in the midst of prototype technology work designed to infuse artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities into advanced versions of their short-wave IR (SWIR) and medium-wave IR (MWIR) sensors, designed to overcome bandwidth congestion issues.

The prototype work, conducted under the SCD’s ‘Smart Imagery Consortium’ initiative, is focused specifically on developing an algorithm “that builds the bridge between the focal plane array and artificial intelligence platforms” through advanced variants of the company’s low noise Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) technology, SCD’s vice-president for Marketing & Business development, Kobi Zaushnizer, said.

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