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High resolution RGB color line scan camera
Author(s): Theodore E. Lynch; Fred Huettig
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Paper Abstract

A color line scan camera family which is available with either 6000, 8000 or 10000 pixels/color channel, utilizes off-the-shelf lenses, interfaces with currently available frame grabbers, includes on-board pixel by pixel offset correction, and is configurable and controllable via RS232 serial port for computer controlled or stand alone operation is described in this paper. This line scan camera is based on an available 8000 element monochrome line scan camera designed by AOA for OEM use. The new color version includes improvements such as better packaging and additional user features which make the camera easier to use. The heart of the camera is a tri-linear CCD sensor with on-chip color balancing for maximum accuracy and pinned photodiodes for low lag response. Each color channel is digitized to 12 bits and all three channels are multiplexed together so that the resulting camera output video is either a 12 or 8 bit data stream at a rate of up to 24Megpixels/sec. Conversion from 12 to 8 bit, or user-defined gamma, is accomplished by on board user-defined video look up tables. The camera has two user-selectable operating modes; lows speed, high sensitivity mode or high speed, reduced sensitivity mode. The intended uses of the camera include industrial inspection, digital archiving, document scanning, and graphic arts applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3302, Digital Solid State Cameras: Designs and Applications, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304583
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Theodore E. Lynch, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Fred Huettig, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3302:
Digital Solid State Cameras: Designs and Applications
George M. Williams, Editor(s)

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