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After running into many dead ends trying to create a projector-based compressive imaging NIR camera, we did some work with a stand-alone TI board, in a lab table setup. Before we began working on this project, a similar setup already existed, as shown in . Our lab table setup is very similar, with the exception that we have black cardboard barriers to shield the photodiode from the light source. Our photodiode, light source, and target object are also of course different from those shown in . , , and show what the new setup looks like.

Original lab-table setup

Original lab-table version of a compressive sensing camera .

Camera front end

Light source, target object, focusing lens, and DMD

Camera top view

TI 1100 Discovery Board and light source

Camera back end

Focusing lenses and photodiode

With this setup, we have direct control of the DMD mirrors; the TI 1100 Discovery Board has a high-speed interface that we can control using ALP (Application Programming Interface) software. To capture diode data, we use VILogger, then clean up the resulting stream in MATLAB. Thus, it seems probable that with such a setup, achieving a fast capture speed is within reach.

However, we continued to experience problems on the NIR lighting and sensing ends of the camera. The light bulb burnt most substances we tried to mount it on, and had to be positioned just right in order to reflect enough light off the target object. Further, the diode data showed a lot of noise when the signal was low, as can be seen in . Over a long capture period, we also often observed a drift in the base signal, as shown in .

Noisy diode data

Each set of pulses should be flat, as each is a set of the same random frame sent out repeatedly; the diode signal is clearly noisy

Drifing diode baseline

Over a capture period of several minutes, the base diode signal decreases significantly

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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
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there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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