High resolution focal-plane image processing

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Viktor Gruev, Mathew Clapp

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A pair of computational sensors that capitalize on the offer of "sensing and computation at the focal plane" provided by CMOS VLSI technologies is presented. The trade-offs between application and general-purpose implementations are explored. It is shown that high definition imaging is not incompatible with focal-plane processing as has been generally thought. Furthermore, it is illustrated that high performance image processing can be integrated with the sensing layer for a "System-On-a-Chip" architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-618
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Technology and Applications XXVII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2001Apr 20 2001


  • Centroid localization chip
  • Computational sensing
  • Focal-plane processing
  • Image process chip
  • Motion detection chip
  • Spatiotemporal convolution chip
  • Vision chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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