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General Electric CID Profile Camera
Author(s): D. W. Breithaupt
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Paper Abstract

The General Electric Charge Injection Device (CID) can be configured to obtain X and Y profiles, an image profile defined as the summation of photocharge along a column (X) or row (Y) in the array. X and Y profiles are directly obtainable from a CID imager as the profile read operation takes advantage of unique non-destructive readout capability of the CID sensor. Profiles contain information which can be used to determine centroid, area, or other image features and represent a considerable reduction of data (i.e., a 512 x 512 array contains 262,144 pixels but only 512 X and 512 Y profile data points). Both profiles can be acquired in less than one (1) millisecond from a 512 x 512 array compared to conventional readout times of 30 milliseconds. This capability facilitates high speed videography, measurement and inspection applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0569, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics III, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949871
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D. W. Breithaupt, General Electric Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0569:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics III
Howard C. Johnson; Bernard G. Ponseggi, Editor(s)

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