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Robust and efficient modulation transfer function measurement with CMOS color sensors
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Paper Abstract

Increasing challenges of the industry to improve camera performance with control and test of the alignment process will be discussed in this paper. The major difficulties, such as special CFAs that have white/clear pixels instead of a Bayer pattern and non-homogeneous back light illumination of the targets, used for such tests, will be outlined and strategies on how to handle them will be presented. The proposed algorithms are applied to synthetically generated edges, as well as to experimental images taken from ADAS cameras in standard illumination conditions, to validate the approach. In addition, to consider the influence of the chromatic aberration of the lens and the CFA’s influence on the total system MTF, the on-axis focus behavior of the camera module will be presented for each pixel class separately. It will be shown that the repeatability of the measurement results of the system MTF is improved, as a result of a more accurate and robust edge angle detection, elimination of systematic errors, using an improved lateral shift of the pixels and analytical modeling of the edge transition. Results also show the necessity to have separated measurements of contrast in the different pixel classes to ensure a precise focus position.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10334, Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision II, 1033404 (26 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271975
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Raziyeh A. Farsani, Justus-Liebig-Univ. Giessen (Germany)
Thomas Sure, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)
Uwe Apel, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10334:
Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision II
Jürgen Beyerer; Fernando Puente León, Editor(s)

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