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Charge-coupled device (CCD) Camera/Memory Optimization For Expendable Autonomous Vehicles
Author(s): A. Roberts; B. Mathews
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Paper Abstract

An expendable, autonomous vehicle by definition and implication will require small, low-cost sensors for observation of the outside world and interface to smart, decision-making avionics. This paper describes results of several interrelated CCD camera projects directed toward achieving such an integrated sensor package. A shuttered high resolution CCD detector combined with a CCD analog frame store memory is described. This system results in a full resolution frame rate reduced, deinterlaced image. This image data is suitable for transform or differential pulse code data compression as well as various other 3 X 3 element operators directed at extracting image intelligence for on-board decision-making.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958533
Show Author Affiliations
A. Roberts, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation (United States)
B. Mathews, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0219:
Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles
Ronald N. Hubbard, Editor(s)

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