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.
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.
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.
Flying Spot Motion Media, a nationally acclaimed Seattle post production and broadcast design house, is now launching their newest venture -- streaming media.
The Tracey Visual Function Analyzer features unique "plug and play" capabilities and can be adapted for use with any small beam flying spot excimer laser currently available on the market once it is linked to the laser via software that has been developed by and is proprietary to TLC.
Other applications include displays for Avionic Cockpit, Military FLIR (Infrared), Light Valve Projection, Radar and Flying Spot Scanner Displays.
The Technolas 217, modified with the Zylink(TM) upgrade, utilizes both a 2-mm and a 1-mm flying spot beam to quickly create the prescribed treatment.