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Nixon

About Nixon

Nixon is often seen with a talented group of researchers, driving them to develop better technologies and products. When not doing this, he explores the Canadian Shield, Canada’s lakes, and Canada’s multicultural cities with his family.

Machine Vision Design for Performance and Cost

Mar 28, 2013

We all want to pay as little as possible for the things we buy. Sometimes this means we only purchase for the performance we need. We don’t purchase top grade gasoline just because the oil company says it will enhance … Continue reading

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Are All CCDs Dinosaurs?

Jul 3, 2012

My youngest boy, who is crazy about dinosaurs, once asked me if all dinosaurs perished right after the great meteor impact. “No,” I said, “some survived long after.” In 1993, Eric Fossum delivered the provocative but seminal presentation “Active Pixel … Continue reading

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Dual Linescan Redundancy Filters Out Background Radiation

Jun 12, 2012

The other day, I bumped into an old friend I had not seen in years. He looked familiar. Yet, he had also changed considerably over the years. I had to do a double take before I was sure that it … Continue reading

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