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Case Study: dnata digitally transforms air cargo ground operations with Microsoft 3D technology and Azure.
Case Study: dnata digitally transforms air cargo ground operations with Microsoft 3D technology and Azure.
The aviation industry relies heavily on service providers to efficiently transport cargo between locations. Related processes which are part of what is known as ground operations, are poised to experience tremendous growth, according to Boeing’s World Air Cargo Forecast (2020-2039), “Overall, world air cargo traffic will more than double ...
Time of Flight Camera – System Overview
Time of Flight Camera – System Overview
The Azure Depth Platform program is delighted to have Paul O’Sullivan - System Engineer, and Nicolas Le Dortz - System Engineer Manager at Analog Devices as our guest blog authors for this edition of the Azure Depth Platform blog. Paul O'Sullivan      Nicolas LeDortz Analog Devices (ADI) is building on the core Microsoft ToF pixel ...
Understanding Indirect ToF Depth Sensing
Understanding Indirect ToF Depth Sensing
Now that you’ve had a chance to read the Intro to Indirect Time-of-Flight (ToF) post, let’s dig a little deeper into the mechanics behind the Microsoft implementation of time-of-flight depth sensing, as well as a couple functional advantages it presents. How does “Indirect” ToF work? To recap, “time-of-flight” refers to emitting ...
Moore’s Law for ToF Pixels
Moore’s Law for ToF Pixels
In 1975 Gordon Moore made a prediction which became famous as Moore’s law which states that the number of transistors in a microchip doubles every two years (or 18 months depending on who you talk to) (Figure 1). The simplified version of this law states that the processing power or processing speed doubles every two years. Translating to ...
Raw-to-Depth: Advanced 3D Sensing
Raw-to-Depth: Advanced 3D Sensing
Brief: Microsoft ToF technology is now available to industry and Azure customers can access premium processing for enhanced 3D depth sensing that delivers improvements in spatial frequencies, ambience resilience, pixel resolution, processing time, and more. Microsoft has made a strategic decision to make its Time-of-Flight technology ...
Intro to Microsoft Time Of Flight (ToF)
Intro to Microsoft Time Of Flight (ToF)
Brief: 3D vision sensing is very different than 2D imaging and time of flight is an effective technique to develop accurate object depth maps.      I have never created a Facebook or Twitter account, and this is my 1st ever blog post. I started working on Time of Flight (ToF) circa 2000 and ToF has been my passion and some would say my ...