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MInOSS project
Author(s): Alvise Sartori; M. Gottardi; P. Lee; F. Maloberti; Paul O'Leary; A. Simoni; Guido Torelli
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Paper Abstract

The main goal of the ESPRIT project 'microintegrated intelligent optical sensor systems' (MInOSS) was to investigate a design methodology for optical sensor systems. The methodology was applied to the design of a library of modules and general building blocks in a standard CMOS technology aimed at easing the design of future optical sensors. A set of demonstrators was developed, including a linear array of sensors for spectrophotometry and a number of 2D sensor arrays for use in 'intelligent' digital cameras. The main results of the project to be reviewed in this paper include a library photodiode arrays and charge amplifiers; three-step flash and algorithmic analog-to- digital converters for on-chip conversion; the architectures of the linear and 2D intelligent sensors which were developed; and guidelines for the practical design of photosensors and pixel arrays in a mixed analogue/digital/optical environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2950, Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras, (19 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262539
Show Author Affiliations
Alvise Sartori, IRST (Italy)
M. Gottardi, IRST (Italy)
P. Lee, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
F. Maloberti, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
Paul O'Leary, Joanneum Research (Austria)
A. Simoni, IRST (Italy)
Guido Torelli, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2950:
Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras
Thierry M. Bernard, Editor(s)

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