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Dalsa Wins Order for Custom Sensors

Photonics Spectra
Feb 2004
Dalsa Corp. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has received a $2.1 million production order for custom image sensors, due for delivery in the first half of the year. The chips will be integral to an imaging system that the international customer is developing for space-based remote sensing, which is often used for monitoring crops, tracking icebergs, detecting oil spills, comparing urban and rural land use, and making maps and nautical charts.


GLOSSARY
remote sensing
Technique that utilizes electromagnetic energy to detect and quantify information about an object that is not in contact with the sensing apparatus.
tracking
1. The process of following an object's movement; accomplished by focusing a radar beam on the reticle of an optical system on the object and plotting its bearing and distance at specific intervals. 2. In display technology, use of a light pen to move an object across a display screen.
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