Friday, August 24, 2012

New Imaging Platform Demonstrates the Next Generation of Target Detection

VICTORIA, BC | Q5 Innovations Inc., ("Q5"), a product innovation and commercialization company focused on bringing patented technologies to the markets that need them the most, is pleased to congratulate The Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) Research Team at Université Laval, under the leadership of Dr. Simon Thibault, on the results of the Detect POL polarization difference imaging camera presented today at the IEEE 2012 11th Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics.

During 2012, the team was pulled together to build and test a polarization imaging video camera developed and patented by Q5, with the additional support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant. "We are extremely grateful for the efforts, enthusiasm and ownership undertaken by the entire team at COPL. The results of their research further demonstrate the broad industry applicability of this platform technology to enhance imaging in challenging environments," said Sage Baker, CEO of Q5.

"It is exciting to work with an industry partner focused on technology innovation, like Q5, to evolve a product, but it is even more exciting when we are building and testing something that we have not seen before," commented Simon Thibault, Professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics, Université Laval and Chairholder, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design. "The simultaneous data capture enabled by Q5's custom beam-splitting assembly overcomes the limitations of existing technologies, and opens up the possibility of fielding the extensively researched topic of polarization difference imaging in numerous real world applications."

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