CAOS-CMOS camera

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Riza, Nabeel A.
La Torre, Juan Pablo
Amin, M. Junaid
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Proposed and experimentally demonstrated is the CAOS-CMOS camera design that combines the coded access optical sensor (CAOS) imager platform with the CMOS multi-pixel optical sensor. The unique CAOS-CMOS camera engages the classic CMOS sensor light staring mode with the time-frequency-space agile pixel CAOS imager mode within one programmable optical unit to realize a high dynamic range imager for extreme light contrast conditions. The experimentally demonstrated CAOS-CMOS camera is built using a digital micromirror device, a silicon point-photo-detector with a variable gain amplifier, and a silicon CMOS sensor with a maximum rated 51.3 dB dynamic range. White light imaging of three different brightness simultaneously viewed targets, that is not possible by the CMOS sensor, is achieved by the CAOS-CMOS camera demonstrating an 82.06 dB dynamic range. Applications for the camera include industrial machine vision, welding, laser analysis, automotive, night vision, surveillance and multispectral military systems. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America
CMOS integrated circuits , Cameras , Computer vision , Military applications , Optical sensors , Pixels , Security systems , Variable gain amplifiers , Voltage regulators , Digital micro-mirror device , Dynamic range , High dynamic range , Industrial machine vision , Military systems , Multi-spectral , Optical units , Time-frequency space
Riza, N. A., La Torre, J. P. and Amin, M. J. (2016) 'CAOS-CMOS camera', Optics Express, 24, pp. 13444-13458. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.013444
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