7 August 2012 Engineering a gigapixel monocentric multiscale camera
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Multiscale designs greatly simplify the large-scale optics needed to realize the resolution of a large aperture. Unlike most monolithic lens systems, multiscale cameras have interdependencies between the optics at various scales. To realize a successful multiscale design, the relationships between microcamera scale and overall camera scale parameters must be understood. Starting with a specification of the multiscale camera, we present a simplified model that allows paraxial optical quantities to be estimated. Based on these quantities, a monocentric objective and a microcamera can be designed. An example of a practical design using spherical glass optics is presented.
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Daniel L. Marks, Hui S. Son, Jungsang Kim, David J. Brady, "Engineering a gigapixel monocentric multiscale camera," Optical Engineering 51(8), 083202 (7 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.8.083202 . Submission:
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