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Scientific/industrial camera-on-a-chip using Active Column Sensor CMOS imager core
Author(s): Thomas L. Vogelsong; Jeffrey J. Zarnowski; Matthew A. Pace; Terry L. Zarnowski
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Paper Abstract

The first section will review the requirements for scientific/industrial cameras and discuss the limitations of conventional CCD and active pixel sensors (APS) approaches. The next section will describe the Active Column Sensor technology, and discuss the reasons for the improved performance compared to passive pixel CMOS and APS imagers. Then the Active Column SensorTM (ACS) pixel structure and modes of pixel operation will be discussed. The paper will also describe the other camera functions that are placed on the same substrate. Experimental results including images will be presented. The paper will close with a glimpse into the future of industrial and scientific CMOS ACS image enabled systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385428
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas L. Vogelsong, Photon Vision Systems, LLC (United States)
Jeffrey J. Zarnowski, Photon Vision Systems, LLC (United States)
Matthew A. Pace, Photon Vision Systems, LLC (United States)
Terry L. Zarnowski, Photon Vision Systems, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3965:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications
Morley M. Blouke; Nitin Sampat; Thomas Yeh; Nitin Sampat; George M. Williams; Thomas Yeh, Editor(s)

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