1 February 1991 Design and characterization of a space-variant CCD sensor
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Proceedings Volume 1381, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25155
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Arranging the photosensitive elements of an imaging sensor in a log-polar grid automatically samples an image in a logpolar space. The Retina project is a chip with such a spatially varying layout that can produce the advantages of image processing in the new space at real-time speeds. The actual chip is a small part of a complete imaging system. The system is part of a class of imagers called foveal sensors and these sensors have distinct and significant computational savings over conventional imagers as many as 3-10 orders of magnitude improvement in processing time and memory. The design maintains a large region of high-resolution data although it is still only a fraction of the total photosensitive area.
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Gregory Kreider, Gregory Kreider, Jan Van der Spiegel, Jan Van der Spiegel, Ivan Born, Ivan Born, Cor L. Claeys, Cor L. Claeys, Ingrid Debusschere, Ingrid Debusschere, Giulio Sandini, Giulio Sandini, Paolo Dario, Paolo Dario, "Design and characterization of a space-variant CCD sensor", Proc. SPIE 1381, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25155; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25155


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