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Compact image capturing system based on compound imaging and digital reconstruction
Author(s): Jun Tanida; Yoshifumi Kitamura; Kenji Yamada; Shigehiro Miyatake; Masaru Miyamoto; Takashi Morimoto; Yasuo Masaki; Noriyuki Kondou; Daisuke Miyazaki; Yoshiki Ichioka
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Paper Abstract

A compact image capturing system called TOMBO (thin observation module by bound optics) is developed with compound-eye imaging and post digital processing. To demonstrate effectiveness of the TOMBO architecture, several prototype systems have been constructed with a refractive microlens array and a CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor. As a new algorithm for image reconstruction, the pixel rearrange method has been developed. With several test targets, the characteristics of the prototype systems are evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4455, Micro- and Nano-optics for Optical Interconnection and Information Processing, (13 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450454
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Tanida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yoshifumi Kitamura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kenji Yamada, Osaka Science and Technology Ctr. (Japan)
Shigehiro Miyatake, Minolta Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masaru Miyamoto, Minolta Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takashi Morimoto, Minolta Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuo Masaki, Gazoh System Kaihatsu, Inc. (Japan)
Noriyuki Kondou, Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Daisuke Miyazaki, Osaka City Univ. (United States)
Yoshiki Ichioka, Nara National College of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4455:
Micro- and Nano-optics for Optical Interconnection and Information Processing
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Hugo Thienpont; Ghassan E. Jabbour, Editor(s)

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