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Multimodal sensing: enhanced functionality with data compression
Author(s): Sanjay Krishna
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Paper Abstract

The past decade has seen a dramatic development in the infrared imaging systems. New material systems, novel fabrication schemes and creative read out circuit and system designs have all driven the third generation systems towards large format focal plane arrays with multicolor capability and high operating temperature. This paper explores the possibility of development of next generation infrared imagers. Could it be a bio-inspired infrared retina similar to the human eye? The conjecture is that the next generation systems will have two distinctive features that is present in the eye. They are (a) the ability to sense multimodal information including spectral, polarization, dynamic range, phase and (b) the intelligence to only send only small pieces of information to the central processing unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7679, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications II, 767907 (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850956
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Sanjay Krishna, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7679:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications II
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Kumar Dutta, Editor(s)

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