Institute of High Energy Physics
Deep Detection is a spin-off from IFAE (Institut de Física
d´Altes Energies). IFAE developed the deep science behind the PhotonAi camera series that led to patented solutions in photon counting X-ray detectors.

The Deep Detection co-founders worked with IFAE to develop the scale up and industrialisation pathways to build this innovative science into technologically advanced commercial products with transversal applications across industry.
Deep science underpins the the interaction of photons in different materials

Photon counting fundamentally changes the way in which X-ray information is captured. For 120 years X-rays have been captured on photographic plates or photodiodes working in the visible spectrum. That means that incoming X-rays are converted to light and then measured indirectly. The light is generated by a scintillator which spreads the signal over many neighbouring pixels, sacrificing both resolution and contrast. Secondly, the signal has to be integrated and treated as one energy band, hence, we mostly see X-ray in black and white.

Nearly 30 years of research developed technology for galactic observations and particle detectors which could track the position and energy of individual photons in the high energy spectra of X-ray. Like the diagram below shows, the location of each photon is registered directly to the correct pixel and overcomes the problem of dispersion by indirect measurement.
Converting the signal into an image requires sophisticated microelectronics

An application specific integrated circuit is needed to count tens of millions of photons while operating alongside special algorithms to maximise the good count, minimise the lost counts and compensate for particular phenomena as charge sharing across pixels or pile up of photons. Only this combination of readout electronics and mathematical transformations can preserve the image resolution and open the door to spectral resolution. Colour is just energy, so spectral resolution means classifying the photon energy into "colour" bands, measured in KeV to build up multi-channel images, like RGB.

Deep Detection´s microelectronics and patented algorithms ensure this can happen in every pixel to produce multi-channel images at practical production speeds and computing power. Since every pixel is working simultaneously a complete camera can output a multi-channel image frames line by line which are perfectly registered down to the pixel.

Deeper imaging for a safer and more circular world
X-ray remote sensing : reveal, measure, characterise
Multi-Energy Imaging
By capturing total energy across a wide dynamic range and reading the proportion by energy band, we can transform image data to detect objects of interest or identify quality flaws.
Deep Learning
High contrast to noise at even low energies empowers our AI solutions to detect anomalies and also to verify composition.
Attenuation "Fingerprint"
When X-rays pass through objects they change according to their energy and the atomic properties they encounter. This produces a spectral "fingerprint" to determine what the object is and how much of it there is.
Configure and Tune
Our cameras are simple to configure by energy band and can be tuned under real world conditions to optimise for the spectral and spatial resolution required by the inspection task.
Deeper imaging for a safer and more circular world
X-ray remote sensing: reveal, measure, characterise
Multi-Energy Imaging
By capturing total energy across a wide dynamic range and reading the proportion by energy band, we can transform image data to detect objects of interest or identify quality flaws.
Attenuation "Fingerprint"
When X-rays pass through objects they change according to their energy and the atomic properties they encounter. This produces a spectral "fingerprint" to determine what the object is and how much of it there is.
Deep Learning
High contrast to noise at even low energies empowers our AI solutions to detect anomalies and also to verify composition.
Configure and Tune
Our cameras are simple to configure by energy band and can be tuned under real world conditions to optimise for the spectral and spatial resolution required by the inspection task.
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