LUCID Vision Labs, a designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, has released the colour version of its 5 Megapixel Phoenix polarisation camera.
In addition to the monochrome version of the Phoenix polarisation model, LUCID has now integrated the Sony IMX250MYR polarised colour sensor into its Phoenix camera family.
The 5 MP global shutter sensor with a pixel size of 3.45µm and frame rates of up to 24 fps is based on the IMX250 Sony Pregius CMOS colour sensor with polarising filters added to the pixel.
The sensor has four different directional polarising filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every two by two array of pixels. The Phoenix colour polarisation camera allows users to compute both colour and angle of polarisation information for each image pixel.
“We’ve seen strong demand in our Phoenix mono polarisation camera since we launched it in May this year and we’re excited to now add the colour model to our portfolio,” says Rod Barman, Founder and President at LUCID Vision Labs. “Polarisation with a colour sensor can be beneficial to many applications such as ophthalmology to remove reflected light from the eye using polarisation while performing diagnosis on the eye using RGB images, or in agriculture such as fruit picking where both polarised and RGB images can determine the health and ripeness of fruits simultaneously.
“Another interesting area is in UAV and drone applications to effectively remove dense haze, fog or smoke using the polarimetric dehazing method.”