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An illumination system for CMOS based 3D cameras
Author(s): Peter P. Zhao; Patrick O'Connor
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Paper Abstract

Canesta, Inc. has developed a CMOS based technique that yields 3D information using only one 2D array sensor and is commercializing this 3D camera. The camera is composed of a light source (illumination system) and a CMOS based 2D array camera. The illumination system can generate 4 types of illumination fields of view with IEC eye classification class 1 or class 1M by simply switching diffusers. In this paper, the design of the illumination system is described and the performance results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5942, Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems II, 594210 (20 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625420
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Peter P. Zhao, Canesta Inc. (United States)
Patrick O'Connor, Canesta Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5942:
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems II
Roland Winston; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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