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Novel imaging system with superresolution
Author(s): XinPing Liu; Zhan Gao; Nianmao Deng
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Paper Abstract

A novel imaging system with superresolution is introduced in the paper. The system is consisted of a high resolution lens, the dichroic beam-splitter and the four same area- array CCD sensors which the pixel size is b micrometers square. The five prisms are designed to divide the incident light beam into four beams. The four sensors are set up in the four imaging planes of the imaging system and their central coordinates are respectively (0,0), (b/2, 0), (0, b/2) and (b/2, b/2). Four different images would be simultaneously received through the imaging system for any object. Processing specially, a new image which has higher spatial resolution than the original four images would be achieved. The novel imaging system will be suitable for space application because the configuration is stable and rugged. If this new method is used in the design of high resolution remote sensing payloads to perform Earth observation, the focal length of the new remote sensing system could be reduced about 50 percent keeping the same spatial resolution comparing with the traditional imaging system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3505, Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317823
Show Author Affiliations
XinPing Liu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Zhan Gao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (Japan)
Nianmao Deng, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3505:
Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing
Mingzhi Wei; Xinjian Yi; Jianzhong Han; Fiodor F. Sizov, Editor(s)

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