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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6061–6072

Low-cost miniature wide-angle imaging for self-motion estimation

Christel-Loic Tisse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6061-6072 (2005)

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This paper examines the performance of a low-cost, miniature, wide field-of-view (FOV) visual sensor that includes advanced pinhole optics and most recent CMOS imager technology. The pinhole camera may often be disregarded because of its apparent simplicity, low aperture and image finesse. However, its angular field can be dramatically improved using only a few off-the-shelf micro-optical elements. With modern high-sensitivity silicon-based digital retina, we show that it could be a practical device for developing self-motion estimation sensor in mobile applications, such as stabilization of a robotic micro flyer.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Christel-Loic Tisse, "Low-cost miniature wide-angle imaging for self-motion estimation," Opt. Express 13, 6061-6072 (2005)

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