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Driving techniques for high frame rate CCD camera
Author(s): Weiqiang Guo; Longxu Jin; Jingwu Xiong
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a high-frame rate CCD camera capable of operating at 100 frames/s. This camera utilizes Kodak KAI-0340, an interline transfer CCD with 640(vertical)×480(horizontal) pixels. Two output ports are used to read out CCD data and pixel rates approaching 30 MHz. Because of its reduced effective opacity of vertical charge transfer registers, interline transfer CCD can cause undesired image artifacts, such as random white spots and smear generated in the registers. To increase frame rate, a kind of speed-up structure has been incorporated inside KAI-0340, then it is vulnerable to a vertical stripe effect. The phenomena which mentioned above may severely impair the image quality. To solve these problems, some electronic methods of eliminating these artifacts are adopted. Special clocking mode can dump the unwanted charge quickly, then the fast readout of the images, cleared of smear, follows immediately. Amplifier is used to sense and correct delay mismatch between the dual phase vertical clock pulses, the transition edges become close to coincident, so vertical stripes disappear. Results obtained with the CCD camera are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6833, Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology V, 683339 (22 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.760841
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Weiqiang Guo, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Longxu Jin, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Jingwu Xiong, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6833:
Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology V
Liwei Zhou; Chung-Sheng Li; Minerva M. Yeung, Editor(s)

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