For many applied problems it is necessary to obtain information about the situation in a wide angular field in order to
measure various parameters of objects: their spatial coordinates, instantaneous velocities, and so on. In this case, one
interesting bionic approach can be used – a mosaic (or discrete, otherwise, facet) angular field. Such electro-optical
system constructively imitates the visual apparatus of insects: many photodetectors like ommatidia (elements of the facet
eye structure) are located on a non-planar surface. Such devices can be used in photogrammetry and aerial photography
systems (if the space is sufficient), in the transport sector as vehicle orientation organs, as systems for monitoring in
unmanned aerial vehicles, in endoscopy for obtaining comprehensive information on the state of various cavities, in
intelligent robotic systems. In this manuscript discusses the advantages and disadvantages of multi-channeled
optoelectronic systems with a mosaic angular field, presents possible options for their use, and discusses some of the
design procedures performed when developing a layout of a coordinate measuring device.
Often, in practice, there is a problem of large areas of space viewing in order to fix certain parameters of moving objects. A multichannel optical-electronic monitoring system with a discrete angular field (or, as they say, artificial compound eye system) is an interesting variant to solve this problem. Such systems can be used for the analysis of various parameters of the objects, as an example for positioning of the object in wide annular zone. Using these systems we can get a wide angular field up to the full sphere due to a combination of a large number of elementary light detecting channels (like compound eyes of insects) and have a gain in the useful signal due to overlapping angular fields of channels. Currently, multichannel optoelectronic systems with discrete angular field are described and studied less than other up-to-date monitoring devices. But existing analogues are presented by experimental samples, which demonstrate the relevance of the research and design of such devices. This work presents a brief review of monitoring system with discrete angular field and theoretical description of proposed prototype. Results of experimental studies of mentioned prototype are presented as well.