Three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems are being researched extensively for purposes of sensing and visualization in
fields as diverse as defense, medical imaging, art, and entertainment. An overview on a multi-view imaging system in an
axially distributed sensing architecture for three dimensional is presented. In this configuration, the sensor moves along
its optical axis and collects 2D imagery which can be computationally reconstructed at arbitrary depths in the object
space. When compared to traditional 2D imaging techniques, 3D imaging offers advantages in ranging, robustness to
scene occlusion, and target recognition performance. The proposed imaging system is different than conventional multiview
imaging systems, such as integral imaging, in the sense that collection of 3D information is not uniform across the
field of view and in many cases the inherent linear motion of the platform can be exploited for 3D image acquisition.
The system parameters are analyzed and experimental results are presented.