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Elphel NC353L
Elphel model 353 with internal HDD

Elphel, Inc. designs and manufactures open hardware and free software cameras.[1][2] The company was founded in 2001 by Russian physicist Andrey Filippov, who emigrated to the US in 1995.[3]

NC393 multisensor camera kit, for developers

Elphel cameras have been used to capture images for Google Street View[4] and the Google Books project.[5] The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories use Elphel cameras in their project called Submersible Capable of Under Ice Navigation and Imaging (SCINI) – a NSF-funded research project for robotic under the sea ice for surveying and exploration in Antarctica.[6]

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  1. ^ Open source hardware 2009 - The definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009, Make:, 2009, retrieved November 23, 2010
  2. ^ Elphel camera: free software and open hardware, Free Software Foundation, 2009, retrieved March 31, 2013
  3. ^ Andrey N. Filippov, Elphel Inc., retrieved August 28, 2011
  4. ^ McCue, TJ (October 21, 2013). "Google Trekker Camera Walks You Through Arlington, Mt Fuji, Galapagos". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Weekly Google Code Roundup", Google Code Blog, Google, August 10, 2007, retrieved November 22, 2010
  6. ^ "Engineering", Ice Aged Project, Cal state, 2010, archived from the original on July 22, 2010, retrieved November 23, 2010

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