1 April 1982 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera/Memory Optimization For Expendable Autonomous Vehicles
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An expendable, autonomous vehicle by definition and implication will require small, low-cost sensors for observation of the outside world, and interface to smart, decision-making avionics. This paper describes results of several interrelated charge-coupled device (COD) camera projects directed toward achieving such an integrated sensor package. A shuttered high-resolution CCD detector combined with a CCD analog frame store memory is described. This system results in a full television (TV) resolution, frame-rate-reduced, deinterlaced image. These image data are suitable for transform or differential pulse-code data compression as well as various other 3 x 3 element operators directed at extracting image intelligence for on-board decision making.
A. Roberts, A. Roberts, B. Mathews, B. Mathews, } "Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera/Memory Optimization For Expendable Autonomous Vehicles," Optical Engineering 21(2), 212354 (1 April 1982). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972909 . Submission:

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