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image sensor 2016 IEEE PAPER




Advances in Capturing Child Fingerprints: A High Resolution CMOS Image Sensor with SLDR Method1
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Abstract: The use of biometrics technology for person identification has become prevalent due to several innovations as a result of research and development in this field. The purpose of this study is to find a solution which realizes newborn and infant (younger than 12

Technology of color filter materials for image sensor
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Abstract Image sensors are devices that are widely used for various kinds of camera modules. Their market size was greatly expanded by the increasing demand for Digital Still Cameras and mobile phone cameras. Especially the application for camera phones has

Variable-Dynamic-Range Complementary MetalľOxideľSemiconductor Image Sensor with Gate/Body-Tied Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor-Type
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In this paper, a new pixel structure for wide-dynamic-range imaging applications is proposed using a feedback mechanism. The pixel is based on a 3-transistor (3-Tr) active pixel sensor (APS) with a gate/body-tied (GBT) p-channel metalľoxideľsilicon field-effect transistor (

A 1Ám-pitch quanta image sensor jot device with shared readout
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ABSTRACT Characterization of a 1 Ám-pitch, four-way shared readout quanta image sensor jot device is reported. The jot device achieved 0.48 e- rms read noise with 230 ÁV/e- conversion gain. Quantum efficiency, dark current, and lag results are discussed. Cross-

Image Sensor Basics
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PM image sensor quality. In fact, CMOS image sensor quality has already improved in recent years. For end customers, the availability of higher quality sensors can mean greater processing speed and throughput, improvements

Proposed Schemes for Image Sensors Compatibility in IEEE TG7r1 Image Sensor Communications
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ABSTRACT The IEEE 802.15. 7r1 Task Group (TG7r1), known as the revision of the IEEE 802.15.targeting the commercial usage of visible light communication systems which mainly use either image sensors or cameras, is of

Low-cost, low-power and long-range image sensor for visual surveillance
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ABSTRACT We present a low-cost, low-power, long-range image sensor built from off-the- shelves components and enabling fully autonomous and out-of-the-box remote visual surveillance applications. The image sensor implements a packet losstolerant image

Image Products from the new hyperspectral sensor DESIS
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JACIE, Fort Worth, TX, USA J. Avbelj et al. Image products from the new hyperspectral sensor DESIS Image

Random motion of image sensor based super-resolution technique
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Abstract This paper is about new method of image resolution enhancement that is a new method of Superresolution. Super-Resolution is the word given to the techniques that generate high resolution image from a set of low resolution images. The paper describes

Image-based Optical Miniaturized Three-Axis Force Sensor for Cardiac Catheterization
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Abstract:In order to determine the cause of and to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, electrophysiological studies and ablation procedures of the heart sensorized catheters are required. During catheterization, force sensors at the tip of the catheter are essential to

Infrared sensor based 3D image construction
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Abstract:This paper explains the use of two infra-red sensors to obtain the accurate shape of an object with low implementation cost. The sensors are controlled using a PIC micro controller which obtains the data measured using sensors and will transmit it to the PC

Design and Implementation of Fingerprint Sensor for Calibration of Parasitic Offset Image
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Abstract A FPGA implementation of fingerprint sensors scheme is described for removing parasitic offset image on no touch. This paper proposes an effective fingerprint identification system with 160x192 array fingerprint sensor hardware. The proposed calibration scheme

Image Processing of Remote Sensor using Lifting Wavelet and Curvelet Transform
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Abstract Nowadays, Geographic Information System (GIS) has been widely used in traffic control or urban planning and monitoring, thus, remote sensing images should be processed in digital form, which allows rapid integration of remote sensing analysis into a

Challenges and Issues in Invisible Watermarking based Image SensorCommunications
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Image sensor communication (ISC) is the revised form of the visible light communication (VLC) technology. Of late, the ISC has become popular around the world which has brought many companies and universities together in the standardization meeting of IEEE 802.15

Inhibitory Effects of Ouabain on Glutamate-induced Neurotransmitter Release Studied by Potassium Ion Image Sensor
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To elucidate the releases of neurotransmitters in neurons directly, we combined a substance- selective layer with a 128 x 128 pixel type ion image sensor based on CMOS technology. Using the substance-specific image sensors, we studied the dynamics of potassium ion (

SVM based Positioning Approach in Image Sensor Network
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Abstract An advanced localization technique in wireless image sensor networks has become a crying need to be aware of its position in the physical world whereas most of the previous techniques have failed to provide the exact location or are not effective in

Efficient Pixel Architecture of CMOS Image Sensor using CMOS 180 nm technology
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Abstract-This paper describes CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS) that has huge demand in imaging systems. The pixel architecture consists of number of NMOS transistors and reverse biased pn junction diode act as photo sensing element designed in 0.18 um CMOS

Image Sensor Compatibility support for IEEE TG7r1 Image SensorCommunications
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Abstract:The IEEE 802.15. 7r1 Task Group (TG7r1), which is known as the revision of the IEEE 802.15.targets the commercial usage of visible light communication systems that mainly use either image sensors or cameras, is of

Performance Analysis of Smart Digital Signage System Based on software-defined IoT and Invisible Image Sensor Communication
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Abstract:Everything in the world is being connected, and things are becoming interactive. The future of the interactive world depends on the future Internet of Things (IoT). Software- defined networking (SDN) technology, a new paradigm in the networking area, can be

TCAD Simulation of CMOS Image Sensor
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Abstract:TCAD simulation of CMOS active pixel image sensor from process to opto- electronic response is presented in this application note with a full suite of modeling software developed by Crosslight. The electronic responses are presented versus various

Image Sensor based Indoor Localization Scheme using Fuzzy Logic in Ambient Intelligent Environments
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Ambient Intelligent (AmI) is a new information paradigm that aims to empower humans through digitally connected environments. These devices should be aware of our presence and context and are sensitive, responsive, and adaptive to our preferences and needs [1],[

Similarity Analysis for Invisibility in Image Sensor Communication
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Abstract The invisibility of an image renders to information hiding in the image without any notification to user or observer. It has gained a massive recognition to the people due to its practicality lately. However, the emergence of camera and display has bestowed the

Bio-Optics: Blood Type Determination based on Image Processing Techniques by utilizing an Optical Sensor Device
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Abstract: The proposed idea is a non-invasive method for identifying the blood group of a patient without puncturing/breaking the skin. The paper presents a method to automatically determine human blood type by applying image processing algorithms to the optically

Multi-sensor image fusion techniques and quality assessment: a survey
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Abstract: The growing number of satellite images of multi-sensor, multi-temporal, multi- resolution, multi-frequency and multi-polarisation has made it essential to merge these datasets for more accurate and reliable information. Digital image fusion technique has

Power consumption considerations of an agricultural camera sensor withimage processing capability
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Summary: This paper presents our experiments with image processing toolkits on microcontrollers through the use case of a an agricultural camera sensor capturing images in multiple spectral ranges. Night animal population estimation requires frequent capture

Collaborative Image Compression Algorithm In Wireless Multimedia SensorNetworks
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Abstract. In order to meet the limited power and processing ability of WMSNs, and also must weigh up the relationship among energy consumption, calculation and image quality. Combining the idea of in network processing and compression process of JPEG-XR, an

Enhancement of Image Transmission Using Chaotic Interleaver over WirelessSensor Network
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Abstract:The wireless sensor networks different from classic wired networks, WMSN differs from other scalar network mainly nature and size of data transmitted, memory resources, and power consumption in each node for processing and transmission. The images

Image and Information Fusion Experiments with a Software-Defined Multi-Spectral Imaging System for Aviation and Marine Sensor Networks
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The purpose of the research presented in this paper is to evaluate the hypothesis that pole- mount cameras on buoys, buildings or towers, and marine vessels can improve situational awareness for the US Coast Guard, NOAA, and USGS compared to satellite remote

Intelligent Software Agent based Image Fusion in Wireless Multimedia SensorNetwork
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Wireless Multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs) can be used in monitoring disaster management, military operations, agriculture, building structures, etc. Multi sensor

2.7 A CCD Image Sensor of 1Mframes/s for Continuous Image Capturing of 103 Frames
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This solid-state image sensor can capture moving images at 1Mframes/s and reproduce them for 10s at 10frames/s, which is sufficient to activate dynamic recognition of scientists and engineers. The pixel count is 312x260. The sensor is fabricated and tested to prove

Development of a mote for wireless image sensor networks
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Abstract:This paper presents the design of a new mote for distributed image sensing applications in wireless sensor networks. The processing and memory limitations in current mote designs are analyzed and a simple but powerful new platform is developed. The

General-purpose 128 x 128 SIMD processor array with integrated image sensor
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A CMOS image sensor/processor chip fabricated in a 0.35 Ám CMOS technology is presented. The chip contains a general purpose softwareprogrammable SIMD array of 128 ┬ 128 processing elements. It executes over 20 GOPS while dissipating 240 mW of power

Probabilistic image sensor fusion
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Abstract We present a probabilistic method for fusion of images produced by multiple sensors. The approach is based on an image formation model in which the sensor images are noisy, locally linear functions of an underlying, true scene. A Bayesian framework then

Monolithic silicon smart tactile image sensor with integrated strain sensorarray on pneumatically swollen single-diaphragm structure
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Abstract:In this paper, a novel concept of silicon-microelectro-mechanical system tactile image sensor aimed at fingertip tactile applications and evaluation results of a prototype device are presented. Array of strain-sensitive sensor pixels is integrated on a

Active pixel CMOS image sensor with on-chip non-uniformity correction
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This addressable CMOS imager counts 512 by 512 active pixels on a 6.6 (im pitch. A pixel consists of a photodiode and 3 MOSFETs using a 0.5 micrometer CMOS technology. This architecture allows pixel-by-pixel fixed pattern noise correction, with the analog non-

A 3.25 M-pixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
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Abstract This paper describes a 3.25 M-pixel CMOS Image Sensor developed for a digital SRL (Single Reflex Lens) camera system. The image size of the sensor is 15.1 mm (V) by

A CMOS Image Sensor Integrating Column-Parallel Cyclic ADCs with On-Chip Digital Error Correction Circuits.
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Takashi Mizota3 A CMOS ImageSensor Integrating Column-Parallel Cyclic ADCs with On-Chip Digital Error Correction Circuits Page 18. Summary CMOS imagesensor with 14b column parallel cyclic ADC has been developed. 14b differential non-linearity of +0.35/-

Time-domain correlation image sensor: First CMOS realization of demodulator pixels array
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In CCD/AIS Workshop'97, Bruges, we have proposed the basic concept of time-domain correlation image sensor [1] which enables us to detect high frequency modulated light without increasing the scanning rate of image sensor. We also emphasized the

High performance CMOS image sensor for low light imaging
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Abstract We present a prototype CMOS image sensor (CIS) intended for low light imaging applications. The prototype sensor contains 320 x 240 pixels with 36 different pixel architectures. Pixel size is 10.8 Ám x 10.8 Ám. The measured QE is 55% at 555nm, dark

A wide-VGA CMOS image sensor with global shutter and extended dynamic range
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Abstract This paper describes a wide-VGA format (752 x 480) CMOS image sensor that targets various automotive" scene processing" applications, such as occupant classification systems, lane departure warning, and blind-spot detection. The sensor runs at 60 fps. The

Collaborative self-localization techniques for wireless image sensornetworks
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Abstract:We introduce a novel localization technique that can jointly estimate the locations target and the sensor nodes in a wireless image sensor network. The proposed method is based on in-node image processing and can be implemented in a

Pixel-to-pixel isolation by deep trench technology: Application to CMOS image sensor
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Abstract Deep Trench technology for CMOS image sensor was successfully developed and industrialized for bestin-class 1.4 Ám pixel Front-Side Illumination (FSI) technology. The performance achievements on QE both on and off-axis without any degradation of other

QoS-based geographic routing for event-driven image sensor networks
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Abstract:We investigate the use of distributed image sensing for network localization, dynamic routing, and load balancing in wireless sensor networks. In particular, the image sensors are first used to obtain angular bearing information between each network node

Large-format medical x-ray CMOS image sensor for high resolution high frame rate applications
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In recent years there is an increase demand for large-format x-ray imagers capable of real- time imaging of medical procedures. Such imagers are commonly using amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Thin Film Transistors (TFT) and Photo Diodes (PD)[1]. The xray radiation photons

High sensitivity color CMOS image sensor with WRGB color filter array and color separation process using edge detection
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ABSTRACT We have developed a CMOS image sensor with a novel color filter array (CFA) where one of the green pixels of the Bayer pattern was replaced with a white pixel. A transparent layer has been fabricated on the white pixel instead of a color filter to realize

Low dark current pinned photo-diode for CMOS image sensor
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Abstract We have developed CMOS image sensor which has high sensitivity comparable to CCD imagers by realizing a very low leakage photo-diode. A low dark current of O. lnA/cm2 in 5.6 umD pixel has been achieved by a pinned photo-diode structure and a sensor-

52 Mega-pixel APS-H-size CMOS Image Sensor for Super High ResolutionImage Capturing
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Abstract We have developed a new CMOS image sensor having pixels of more than 52M in APS-H size. The CMOS image sensor has the most number of pixels known to date without stitching. The sensitivity of the monochromatic image sensor is 39000e-/lx s. The

A 3 mega pixel back-illuminated image sensor in 1T5 architecture with 1, 45 Ám pixel pitch
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Abstract: A 3Mega-Pixel back illuminated image sensor in 1T5 architecture and 1.45 Ám pixel pitch has been successfully developed and characterized. A high quantum efficiency over 60% in the visible light spectrum and a low dark current of 1e-/s at 25 C have been

Fixed pattern noise suppression by a differential readout chain for a radiation-tolerant image sensor
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Abstract This article discusses a circuit to suppress fixed pattern noise in CMOS active pixel sensors, and its implementation in a radiation tolerant image sensor. This technique is based upon the readout of both the signal level and the reset level of the pixel through

A High Speed Pipelined Snapshot CMOS image sensor with 6.4 Gpixel/s data rate
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This paper describes a high sensitivity, high speed CMOS image sensor, implemented in a 0.18 um CMOS process. The sensor runs at 6242 fps for a maximum frame size of 1280 x 800. This results in a data throughput of 6.4 Gpixel/s. By reducing the window size to 128 x

Improved colour separation for a backside illuminated image sensor with 1.4 Ám pixel pitch
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Abstract: We demonstrate a back illuminated colour image sensor with a 1.4 Ám pixel pitch. A novel backside adapted pinned deep diode on n-substrates has been developed and characterized in order to achieve an improved colour separation. High quantum efficiency

A 33 Mpixel, 120 fps CMOS image sensor for UDTV application with two-stage column-parallel cyclic ADCs
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Abstract:A 33-megapixel, 120-frames/s (fps) CMOS image sensor (CIS) has been designed and developed for ultrahigh definition television (UDTV) applications. The CIS uses two-stage column-parallel cyclic analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with 12-bit

Wide dynamic range low light level CMOS image sensor
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Abstract:This paper describes a CMOS image sensor technology suitable for the next generation of scientific cameras. We describe a prototype sensor with 320x240 pixels based on this technology. The sensor features 8 different types of 5T pixels with pinned

The tolerance for FD dark current and PD overflow current characteristics of wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor using a lateral overflow integration
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Abstract In a wide dynamic range (WDR) CMOS image sensor featuring a lateral overflow capacitor in a pixel, the tolerance for the floating dimisiˇn (FD) dark current and the photodiode (PD) overflow current characteristics are discussed. The high tolerance for the

A 192Î 108 pixel ToF-3D image sensor with single-tap concentric-gate demodulation pixels in 0.13 Ám technology
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Abstract A single-tap concentric photogate pixel of 28 Ám pitch is developed for application to time-of-flight (ToF) three dimension (3D) image sensors. The 198Î 108 ToF pixel array exhibits demodulation contrast higher than 50% and distance error less than 1%, over 1 to

P8: On-chip offset calibrated logarithmic response image sensor
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Abstract A CMOS image sensor with logarithmic response is proposed. The basic feature of this sensor is the suppression of the fixed pattern noise through calibration with a reference current. The high dynamic range, which is related with the logarithmic response, is

Optical characteristics of an n-well/gate-tied PMOSFET-type photodetector with built-in transfer gate for CMOS image sensor
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The photodetector is a very important device that can be used as an image sensor in charge- coupled devices (CCDs) and CMOS image sensors (CISs).(1, 2) Photodetectors, which are widely used as an image sensor in CISs, include charge modulation devices (CMDs),

A 35 mm 13.89 Million pixel CMOS active pixel image sensor
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Abstract This paper discusses a 13.89 million pixels CMOS image sensor for digital SLR cameras. The pitch of the 3-transistor active pixel is 8 microns. The sensor has a full well charge of 117K electrons and 33 electrons temporal noise, and a dynamic range of 71 dB.

A CMOS image sensor with draining only modulation pixels for sub-nanosecond time-resolved imaging
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Pinned photodiode technology in CMOS image sensors improves their imaging characteristics like noise and sensitivity. This technology is also useful for time-resolved imaging of phenomena which occurs repetitively in a very short period of time. This is

Stratified photodiode a new concept for small size-high performance CMOSimage sensor pixels
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ABSTRACT With continuing trend of pixel size reduction in CMOS Image Sensors from 2.8 um through 2.2 um down to 1.4 um and beyond it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate pixel charge storage capacity and achieve the required DR and SNR. This

Modeling and measurement of image sensor characteristics
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The optical transfer function (OTF), as an objective measure of the quality of optical and electro-optical systems, is closely related to the point spread function (PSF) and other derived characteristics, such as the modulation transfer function (MTF) and the phase

Evaluation of a small negative transfer gate bias on the performance of 4T CMOS image sensor pixels
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From the early development of Virtual Phase CCD Image sensors it became well known that the negative bias applied to the CCD gates results in accumulation of holes at the interface [1, 2]. This leads to quenching of the interface states at the Si-SiO2 interface under the

A 121.8 dB dynamic range CMOS image sensor using pixel-variation-free midpoint potential drive and overlapping multiple exposures
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Abstract This paper presents a wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor using a pixel- variation-free midpoint potential drive with a double midpoint shutter. No degradation of the sensitivity is seen due to continuing charge integration. The double midpoint shutter

Distributed agent control with self-localizing wireless image sensor networks
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Abstract:In this work, we propose a technique for network-based control of mobile agents by distributed image sensors. The proposed method is based on tracking the movement of the agents using vision-based processing by the network nodes. Real-time control

Quanta image sensor jot with sub 0.3 e-rms read noise and photon counting capability
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Abstract:The first quanta image sensor jot with photon counting capability is demonstrated. The low-voltage device demonstrates less than 0.3 e-rms read noise on a single read out without the use of avalanche gain and single-electron signal quantization is observed. A

An ultra high-speed camera with an in-situ storage image sensor
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Abstract This article describes the structure and performance of an In-Situ Storage Image Sensor (ISIS) designed and manufactured at Philips Semiconductors in Eindhoven by members of the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrueck. The camera for this ISIS

A direct-detection X-ray CMOS image sensor with 500 Ám thick high resistivity silicon
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Abstract This paper reports recent results of a direct-detection X-ray CMOS image sensor for X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) experiments. The sensor incorporates the in-pixel dual gain circuitry by using Fully Depleted-Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) CMOS transistors

Detection of node failure in wireless image sensor networks
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A sequenced process of fault detection followed by dissemination of decision made at each node characterizes the sustained operations of a fault-tolerant wireless image sensor network (WISN). This paper presents a distributed self-fault diagnosis model for WISN

A wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor with an adjustable logarithmic response
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ABSTRACT A wide dynamic image CMOS image sensor with a user adjustable logarithmic photo-response is presented. A pMOS switch and a time-dependent reference voltage are integrated into a three-transistor (3T) pixel structure to implement a logarithmic response.

Collaborative face orientation detection in wireless image sensor networks
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Abstract Most face recognition and tracking techniques employed in surveillance and human- computer interaction (HCI) systems rely on the assumption of a frontal view of the human face. In alternative approaches, knowledge of the orientation angle of the face in captured

Three transducers embedded into one single SiC photodetector: LSP directimage sensor, optical amplifier and DEMUX device
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Amorphous Si/SiC photodiodes working as photo-sensing or wavelength sensitive devices in the visible range, have been widely studied in the past for different applications (solar cells, color sensors, image sensors). The term amorphous is commonly applied to non-crystalline

Noise analysis of a fully integrated CMOS image sensor
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Abstract The read noise characteristics of a 3T photodiode-based CMOS active pixel image sensor IC is described. The sensor is fabricated in Hewlett Packard's standard O. 5tm and 3.3 V mixed-signal process. The read noise characteristic of the analog signal path is

A 1.2 MP 1/3''Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor with Pixel-Wise Automatic Gain Selection
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A 1280x960 45fps CMOS image sensor with global shutter is presented. Main novelties are (i) 3.75 Ám pixel pitch which is smallest GS pixel pitch published to date in CMOS, and (ii) per-pixel automatic gain selection (AGS) which improves intra-scene dynamic range. The

In search of the ultimate image sensor
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Scaling from a 9-Ám to a 6.8-Ám pixel, for instance, would produce more than 36 megapixels in a 48 36-mm sensor. Development would not be trivial, but such an image sensor is a realistic proposition. To take this approach a step or two further, imagine scaling to a 5-Ám

A 768x576 logarithmic image sensor with photodiode in solar cell mode
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ABSTRACT The wide dynamic range and the contrast indexed imaging of logarithmic sensors have a great interest for a large variety of applications from digital photography to automatic machine vision. Still today, the high fixed pattern noise, low sensitivity and

Image sensor technology for beam instrumentation
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Abstract. Beam monitoring using cameras has evolved from qualitative beam observation to precision measurement. After a description of the two main TV standards, various sensors including TV tubes (Vidicon), solid state sensors (Interline and Frame transfer CCDs,

Digital image processing of earth observation sensor data
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Abstract: This paper describes digital image processing techniques that were developed to precisely correct Landsat multispectral Earth observation data and gives illustrations of the results achieved, eg, geometric corrections with an error of less than one picture element,

Back-side illuminated image sensors manufactured with gradated double epitaxial layers: an application to a high-speed highsensitivity image sensor
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Abstract:A new technology is presented to manufacture functionable backside illuminated image sensors. The sensors are made by a process using wafers with thick n and p double epitaxial layers with gradated concentration profiles. Technical problems associated with

Jailbreak imagers: transforming a single-photon image sensor into a true random number generator
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Abstract:In this paper we present a large array of SPADs and we discuss its suitability for applications different than imaging, exploring in particular how to transform it into a high speed True Random Number Generator (TRNG). The proposed matrix comprises

A pump-gate jot device with high conversion gain for a quanta image sensor
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ABSTRACT A new photodetector designed for Quanta image sensor application is proposed. The photodetector is a backside-illuminated, buried photodiode with a vertically integrated pump and transfer gate and a distal floating diffusion to reduce parasitic

A Manufacturable Back-Side Illumination Technology using Bulk-Si Substrate for Advanced CMOS Image Sensor
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Abstract In this paper we report for the first time on the manufacturable technology of backside illumination (BSI) CMOS image sensor (CIS) on bulk CMOS wafer. To achieve low cost manufacturing, we simplify process flow and tighten manufacturing spec control to

Ultra-high speed imaging at megaframes per second with a megapixel CMOSimage sensor
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Thanks to the continuous improvement in CMOS sensor design, pixel rates around or in excess of 10 Gpixel/sec are currently achieved by a few sensors (Figure 1). Recently a new approach [1], based on a bank of capacitive memories located on-chip on the side of the

PI A Digital Pixel Image Sensor with 1-bit ADC and 8-bit Pulse Counter in each Pixel
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Abstract We experimentally fabricated an 8-bit full-digital image sensor in which the signals generated in each pixel are directly converted from analog to digital within the each pixel and then output as 8-bit digital signals. Each pixel consists of a photodiode (PD), a 1-bit A/

A wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor
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We employ Adaptive Sensitivity to acquire images at a wide dynamic range. The integration time of each pixel is adjusted according to the intensity of light incident upon that pixel. The integration control circuitry is distributed: A minimal part of it resides in each

A 5 megapixel, 1000fps cmos image sensor with high dynamic range and 14-bit a/d converters
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targeting various industrial applications.targetted for a 0.18 um CMOS process, the sensor captures frames at 1000fps target resolution of 5 Megapixel and supports rolling and global shutter modes. The

ACMOS image sensor with non-destructive intermediate readout mode, for adaptive iterative search motion vector estimation
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Abstract A high-speed non-destructive CMOS image sensor with bi-directional multiple charge transfer active pixel scheme is presented. The high-speed intermediate pictures are used in the motion vector estimation with adaptive iterative search. The sensor has an

A CMOS visible image sensor array using current mirroring integration readout circuitry
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Summary. This paper reports the development of a CMOS visible sensor array using a high performance readout circuit called Current Mirroring Integration (CMI). The sensor element is a photodiode implemented using n-well and p+-active layers available in any CMOS

Analysis and reduction of floating diffusion capacitance components of CMOSimage sensor for photon-countable sensitivity
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe an analysis methodology of components of floating diffusion (FD) capacitance (CFD) and propose CFD reduction methods for photoncountable sensitivity. We extracted each CFD component using developed test patterns and

4.5 Ám pixel pitch 154 ke- full well capacity CMOS image sensor
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Abstract A 1/4 inch SVGA format 4.5 Ám pixel pitch wide dynamic range (WDR) CMOS image sensor with resistance to high temperatures has been developed. The pixel has been linearly shrunk to 4.5 Ám pitch keeping the same 0.18 Ám 2-poly-silicon 3-metal process