Scientific Machine Vision Applications
Optical Fiber Inspection System
Identifies defects in fiber optic material during manufacturing on a draw tower. This high resolution system uses two line-scan cameras mounted at 90 degrees to each other, each equipped with a microscope objective. High powered LED’s are used to illuminate …
Adaptive Optics Microscope
CTI developed all the custom LabVIEW software for controlling a unique microscope which employs adaptive optics to enable orders of magnitude reduction in blurring in deep biological samples. The research behind this microscope was featured in Nature Methods, with CTI developer, Daniel Milkie, Ph.D. as one of the authors.
Multi-view Light Sheet Microscope
CTI developed all the custom LabVIEW software for controlling a unique microscope which employs multiple illumination and detection arms, along with scanning light sheet fluorescence, to obtain high resolution time series images of biological samples. The research behind this microscope was featured in Nature Methods.
System for acquiring and analyzing images of birefringent materials in 96 position well plates. The system automatically controls an XY table, high resolution camera, light source, and dual polarizing wheels.
Bio-sample Biaxial Load Tester
Investigates the mechanical properties of biological and synthetic tissues by stretching samples using a set of four in-plane stepper motors. In this system, load cells monitor the forces applied to the sample, while an overhead camera tracks marker dots on the sample.
Thin Film Defect Detection
Identifies and quantifies defects in thin films. The system utilizes a high-resolution camera, zoom lens, and XYZ motion control, which allows for imaging over an extended area and for auto-focus control.
Particle Counting System
Counts small drug-filled particles of various sizes suspended in a fluid enclosed in transparent drug vials. Offers many advanced features including: Automatic “Region of Interest” detection, Particle size rejection filters