Newsight Develops Camera-based Water Monitoring System
19 November, 2019
The operating principle involves illuminating the water with light and testing and analyzing the reflected light. "Newsight is taking its first steps in spectral applications"
Newsight Imaging from Ness-Ziona, near Tel-Aviv, announced the signing of an MOU with Mekorot, Israel National Water Company, to jointly develop water monitoring systems based on a camera chip designed to constitute a precise spectrometer. The chip contains an array of pixels, filters and hardware, for precise spectral diagnostics. The operating principle involves illuminating the water with light and testing and analyzing the reflected light.
The teams of Newsight and Mekorot are currently conducting advanced testing in order to define what will be tested for and where the pilot will be implemented. Newsight develops advanced CMOS image sensor chips used in Laser and LiDAR systems for Automotive, Robotics, Barcode Scanners and AR/VR solutions. Its NSI3000 sensor (photo above) is specially designed for short-range LiDAR applications, employing rows of different size pixels.
Newsight’s flagship product, the NSI5000, deliver LiDAR camera sensors for long‑range automotive applications such as ADAS. Mekorot is Israel’s National Water Company. “Collaborations, such as with Newsight whose technology promises immediate spectral sensing, can help to improve water monitoring and increase efficiency considerably,” said David Balsar, General Manager of Innovation at Mekorot.
“Newsight set up a team that includes biotechnology and algorithm experts who work together with the chip designers,” said Eli Assoolin, CEO of Newsight. I believe that such a monitoring system will advance Newsight, which is taking its first steps in spectral applications.”