Dr. Kjell Krakenes

Optics Engineer at Mettler-Toledo Cargoscan AS
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Area of Expertise: Lens design, LED illumination, 3D vision, Laser range finders, Product inspection, Fiber optic sensor
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Education: MSc and PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
PhD thesis: Fiber optic sensors

Current position:
Work part time as private consultant in the field of optics and electronics. Main focus on optics design and illumination design.
Several projects related to product inspection based on high speed camera with dedicated illumination.
Have designed dedicated illumination systems based on both Tungsten lamps, High brightness LEDs and High power lasers.
In parallel with this I am working with R&D at Mettler Toledo Cargoscan. Main focus on optics and electronics design of scanning laser range finders for inspection and dimensioning of cargo (www.mt.com)

Past experiences:
R&D manager at MT Cargoscan
Design of night vision systems at Simrad Optronics (http://www.simrad-optronics.no)
Optics design and thermal imaging at Norwegian Defence Reasearch Establishment (www.ffi.no)


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