A thin, agile multiresolution, computational imaging sensor architecture, termed PANOPTES (processing arrays of Nyguist-limited observations to produce a thin electro-optic sensor), which utilizes arrays of microelectromechanical mirrors to adaptively redirect the fields of view of multiple low-resolution subimagers, is described. An information theory-based algorithm adapts the system and restores the image. The modulation transfer function (MTF) effects of utilizing micromirror arrays to steering imaging systems are analyzed, and computational methods for combining data collected from systems with differing MTFs are presented.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2005
Marc P. Christensen, Vikrant Bhakta, Dinesh Rajan, Tejaswini Mirani, Scott C. Douglas, Sally L. Wood, and Michael W. Haney, "Adaptive flat multiresolution multiplexed computational imaging architecture utilizing micromirror arrays to steer subimager fields of view," Appl. Opt. 45, 2884-2892 (2006)