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Design of an event-driven random-access-windowing CCD-based camera
Author(s): Steve P. Monacos; Raymond K. Lam; Angel A. Portillo; Gerardo G. Ortiz
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Paper Abstract

Commercially available cameras are not designed for the combination of single frame and high-speed streaming digital video with real-time control of size and location of multiple regions-of-interest (ROI). A new control paradigm is defined to achieve low-level camera control with high-level system operation. This functionality is achieved by defining the indivisible pixel read out operation on a per ROI basis with in-camera time keeping capability. This methodology provides a Random Access, Real-time, Event-driven (RARE) camera for adaptive camera control and is well suited for target tracking applications requiring autonomous control of multiple ROIs. This methodology additionally provides for reduced ROI read out time and higher frame rates compared to a predecessor architecture by avoiding external control intervention during the ROI read out process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478941
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Steve P. Monacos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Raymond K. Lam, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Angel A. Portillo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gerardo G. Ortiz, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4975:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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