flying spot

flying spot

[¦flī·iŋ ′spät]
(electronics)
A small point of light, controlled mechanically or electrically, which moves rapidly in a rectangular scanning pattern in a flying-spot scanner.

flying spot

A rapidly moving spot of light, usually generated by a cathode-ray tube and used to scan a surface containing visual information.
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The SPS-2301 flying spot measurement sensor/controller combination is said to allow users to custom program job profile settings of surfaces with various reflectivities.
Jack Holladay, MD, Houston Texas, medical director of LaserSight, commented, "Increasing the repetition rate from 200 to 300 Hz will make the LaserSight lasers the fastest flying spot laser on the market and will significantly reduce the current treatment times.
Our advanced flying spot Technolas 217 Excimer Laser System is the technology leader around the world, and we intend to make it a leader in the U.
Theo Seiler and his team of engineers, WaveLight developed the Wavefront Optimized(TM) ALLEGRETTO WAVE(R), a high-speed, flying spot excimer laser designed to maintain the natural aspheric shape of the cornea following refractive surgery.
The flying spot measurement sensor and controller combination is said to allow users to custom program targets with widely varying geometries.
Greg formerly served as creative director for Flying Spot, which he co-founded in 1993 along with Joel Veatch and Pat Sanford.
The film is then digitally scanned using a sophisticated flying spot scanner, the same type used to transfer major motion pictures, commercials and television.
Flying Spot Motion Media is the creative team behind interactive video games seen in sports stadiums across the country.
Flying Spot has webcast Daisey's show to bring you his experiences working 20-hour days with mouthbreathing stock option millionaires and spending 4-hour nights exhausted, depressed, and wondering what it all means.
Using state-of-the-art VISX Star S2 laser and the new autonomous Flying Spot laser, the physicians at Stahl Eye Center have performed more than 18,000 laser and surgical vision correction procedures in the last 20 years.
Flying Spot Motion Media, a nationally acclaimed Seattle post production and broadcast design house, is now launching their newest venture -- streaming media.
Specifically, the Reference Centers are purchasing the LaserSight LaserScan LSX state-of-the art, precision flying spot scanning system, committing to a minimum number of procedures per year and will provide education and training for other physicians considering the purchase of a LaserSight LSX.