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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22048–22062

Development of a scalable image formation pipeline for multiscale gigapixel photography

D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, K. J. Kelly, Q. Gong, P. A. Jansen, J. M. Hughes, D. S. Kittle, D. J. Brady, and M. E. Gehm  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22048-22062 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022048


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Abstract

We report on the image formation pipeline developed to efficiently form gigapixel-scale imagery generated by the AWARE-2 multiscale camera. The AWARE-2 camera consists of 98 “microcameras” imaging through a shared spherical objective, covering a 120° x 50° field of view with approximately 40 microradian instantaneous field of view (the angular extent of a pixel). The pipeline is scalable, capable of producing imagery ranging in scope from “live” one megapixel views to full resolution gigapixel images. Architectural choices that enable trivially parallelizable algorithms for rapid image formation and on-the-fly microcamera alignment compensation are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

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October 2, 2012 Spotlight on Optics

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D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, K. J. Kelly, Q. Gong, P. A. Jansen, J. M. Hughes, D. S. Kittle, D. J. Brady, and M. E. Gehm, "Development of a scalable image formation pipeline for multiscale gigapixel photography," Opt. Express 20, 22048-22062 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22048


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