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Retinalike space variant CCD sensor
Author(s): Gregory Kreider; Jan Van der Spiegel; Ivan Born; Cor L. Claeys; Ingrid Debusschere; Giulio Sandini; Paolo Dario; Fausto Fantini
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Paper Abstract

The retina is a smart sensor, but in the sense of intelligent design and not on-chip computing power. It uses a unique layout and elementary charge computing elements to implement in hardware a polar-exponential transform on visual data. The final chip includes a large section of photosites arranged in a circular pattern. Further, the pixels grow m size as radial distance increases. The retina also has a fovea (a high resolution area at the chip's center) and the computational circuitry. The sensor works and will serve as the key component of a real-time imaging system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1242, Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19445
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory Kreider, Univ. of Pennsylvania (Netherlands)
Jan Van der Spiegel, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ivan Born, IMEC (Belgium)
Cor L. Claeys, IMEC (Belgium)
Ingrid Debusschere, IMEC (Belgium)
Giulio Sandini, Univ. di Genova (Italy)
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore S. Anna (Italy)
Fausto Fantini, Scuola Superiore S. Anna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1242:
Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors
Morley M. Blouke, Editor(s)

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