Traffic Engineering

There is a wide range of applications for industrial cameras in the field of traffic:

  • Toll systems

  • Car park surveillance

  • Traffic flow surveillance

  • Traffic light control

  • Speed monitoring

With changing light and weather conditions, the industrial cameras must not only be robust with the appropriate casings, but they must also continue to provide a consistent image quality. The latter is possible thanks to a higher dynamic range, by adjusting the gain and by using scan sequences with varying exposure times.

In the aviation industry, industrial cameras are mainly used for surveillance. They allow pilots to see the full picture, from the cabin to the cargo hold. Industrial cameras can also allow pilots to see in unmanned flights, from the control centre. The extreme environmental conditions within an assignment are full of contrast: from cold to warm, from bright to dark, from calm to turbulent. None of this must be able to damage an industrial camera.

Space, the final frontier – in addition to the well-known prologue from the starship Enterprise, it must also be mentioned that our knowledge of outer space is infinite. In order to make the scientific gaps smaller and smaller, universities and research institutions as well as companies can refer to the programmes of various space organisations. These offer places in parabolic flights, research rockets or balloons, in which experiments in gravity-free conditions can be carried out. Industrial cameras document and monitor these experiments under the most extreme conditions.

Example applications in traffic

  • Automatic numberplate recognition

  • Speed traps

  • Section control

  • Vehicle classification

  • Cabin monitoring

  • Cargo hold monitoring

  • Air-to-air refuelling

  • Unmanned aeroplanes

  • Experiments in gravity-free conditions

  • Explorations

  • Cartography