19 August 2008 Optically multiplexed imaging with superposition space tracking
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We describe a novel method to track targets in a large field of view. This method simultaneously images multiple, encoded sub-fields of view onto a common focal plane. Sub-field encoding enables target tracking by creating a unique connection between target characteristics in superposition space and the target's true position in real space. This is accomplished without reconstructing a conventional image of the large field of view. Potential encoding schemes include spatial shift, rotation, and magnification. We briefly discuss each of these encoding schemes, but the main emphasis of the paper and all examples are based on one-dimensional spatial shift encoding. Simulation results are included to show the efficacy of the proposed sub-field encoding scheme.
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Shikhar Shikhar, Shikhar Shikhar, Nathan A. Goodman, Nathan A. Goodman, Mark A. Neifeld, Mark A. Neifeld, Changsoon Kim, Changsoon Kim, Jungsang Kim, Jungsang Kim, David J. Brady, David J. Brady, } "Optically multiplexed imaging with superposition space tracking", Proc. SPIE 7096, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors II, 709607 (19 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.795150
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