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Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera/Memory Optimization For Expendable Autonomous Vehicles
Author(s): A. Roberts; B. Mathews
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Paper Abstract

An expendable, autonomous vehicle by definition and implication will require small, low-cost sensors for observation of the outside world, and interface to smart, decision-making avionics. This paper describes results of several interrelated charge-coupled device (COD) camera projects directed toward achieving such an integrated sensor package. A shuttered high-resolution CCD detector combined with a CCD analog frame store memory is described. This system results in a full television (TV) resolution, frame-rate-reduced, deinterlaced image. These image data are suitable for transform or differential pulse-code data compression as well as various other 3 x 3 element operators directed at extracting image intelligence for on-board decision making.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7972909
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
A. Roberts, Fairchild Weston Systems, Inc. (United States)
B. Mathews, Fairchild Weston Systems, Inc. (United States)

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