New PDF release: A Biologically Inspired CMOS Image Sensor

By Mukul Sarkar

ISBN-10: 3642349005

ISBN-13: 9783642349003

ISBN-10: 3642349013

ISBN-13: 9783642349010

Biological platforms are a resource of idea within the improvement of small self reliant sensor nodes. the 2 significant kinds of optical imaginative and prescient platforms present in nature are the one aperture human eye and the compound eye of bugs. The latter are one of the such a lot compact and smallest imaginative and prescient sensors. the attention is a compound of person lenses with their very own photoreceptor arrays. The visible approach of bugs lets them fly with a constrained intelligence and mind processing energy. A CMOS snapshot sensor replicating the notion of imaginative and prescient in bugs is mentioned and designed during this e-book for commercial (machine imaginative and prescient) and clinical functions.

The CMOS steel layer is used to create an embedded micro-polarizer in a position to experience polarization info. This polarization info is proven to be worthy in purposes like genuine time fabric class and independent agent navigation. extra the sensor is provided with in pixel analog and electronic stories which permit version of the dynamic diversity and in-pixel binarization in genuine time. The binary output of the pixel attempts to duplicate the flickering influence of the insect’s eye to notice smallest attainable movement in keeping with the switch in kingdom. An in-built counter counts the adjustments in states for every row to estimate the course of the movement. The chip comprises an array of 128x128 pixels, it occupies a space of five x four mm2 and it's been designed and fabricated in an 180nm CMOS CIS strategy from UMC.

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22. 3. The spot distribution obtained by the different optical channels are well separated which shows that there are no stray-light. Furthermore the energy decreases towards the outer region of the sub-FOVs due to vignetting. In ideal case the spots in each optical channel should be easily distinguishable, however due to the distortion of the optical channel nonlinearities are introduced deforming the shape of the optical channels. Fig. 22 Obtained distorted sub-image from the nine optical channels for the designed lens array Nonlinearities of an optical system can be largely described by two types of distortion: lens geometric distortion and photometric distortion.

23) The size of the acceptance angle determines the trade-off between sensitivity and resolution in an artificial compound eye. A major problem with artificial compound eyes is the inverse relationship between resolution and sensitivity. The optical power increases with the diameter of the pinhole array however the resolution decreases. The superposition eyes solves this problem by optically summing the light from various optical channels. The micro-lens diameter D influences the sensitivity through the micro-lens numerical aperture.

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