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A Time Delay And Integration Camera For Machine Vision
Author(s): Don W. Lake; Satoru C. Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

The continual challenge for machine vision is speed and illumination. Imaging capability and sophistication are not reasons enough to slow a production line. Camera performance must meet the demands of imaging precisely detailed features occurring on high speed lines. A Time Domain and Integtration (TDI) camera provides an advanced solution to those requirements. The TDI operation provides two basic benefits. First is an increase in the speed of operation. Second is the decrease in required light level. The remainder of this paper discusses the principle of TDI operation, how the benefits are achieved, and how TDI is realized in an industrial camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1194, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision IV, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969838
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Don W. Lake, EG&G Reticon (United States)
Satoru C. Tanaka, EG&G Reticon (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1194:
Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision IV
Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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