Meridian Camera Testing
The Meridian family of high-speed optical test equipment is capable of qualifying the alignment and focus of a lens to a camera in just a single snapped frame. This requirement necessarily means that all pertinent field points within the image must be presented to the unit under test simultaneously. Some camera manufacturers will make use of large printed test charts for this purpose, but this approach can consume considerable space, is unsuited to presenting targets at infinity, and is difficult to incorporate in a modular test cell configuration. Optikos has developed and deployed the Meridian suite of products in answer to this need. We first developed the Meridian Starfield product line in which high volume testing requirements are answered by illuminating multiple field points simultaneously and assessing imaging performance in just a single video frame. Then followed the introduction of our Focusing Target Projector (FTP) suite, in which apparent object distances of reference targets are set on demand. The newest member of this growing family is the Meridian FLEX—a highly configurable testing platform that not only answers the testing challenges that our customers face right now, but is also designed to address many they have yet to encounter.