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Development of a mote for wireless image sensor networks
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AbstractThis 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 mote

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

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-volatile

A 3.25 M-pixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
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A 3.25M-pixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor Device Development

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 1.4m pixel Front-Side Illumination (FSI) technology. The performance achievements on QE both on and off-axis without any degradation of other

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 10.8m x 10.8m. 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

Time-domain correlation image sensor : First CMOS realization of demodulator pixels array
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In CCD/AIS Workshop97, Bruges, we have proposed the basic concept of time-domain correlation image sensor which enables us to detect high frequency modulated light without increasing the scanning rate of image sensor . We also emphasized the importance

Collaborative self-localization techniques for wireless image sensor networks
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AbstractWe introduce a novel localization technique that can jointly estimate the locations of a moving 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 decentralized

R27 Self-calibrating logarithmic CMOS image sensor with single chip camera functionality
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Abstract CMOS photoreceptors with logarithmic response offer a high dynamic range but suffer from large device-todevice variations. We describe a CMOS image sensor that has an automatic analog calibration on chip to correct the resulting fixed pattern noise. In principle

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-

Wide dynamic range low light level CMOS image sensor
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AbstractThis 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

QoS-based geographic routing for event-driven image sensor networks
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AbstractWe 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

52 Mega-pixel APS-H-size CMOS image sensor for super high resolution image 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 sensitivity

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

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) . The xray radiation photons

A 3 mega pixel back-illuminated image sensor in 1T5 architecture with 1, 45m pixel pitch
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Abstract: A 3Mega-Pixel back illuminated image sensor in 1T5 architecture and 1.45m 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

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 dimisión (FD) dark current and the photodiode (PD) overflow current characteristics are discussed. The high tolerance for the

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.

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

Modeling and measurement of image sensor characteristics
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Abstract. 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

A 33 Mpixel, 120 fps CMOS image sensor for UDTV application with two-stage column-parallel cyclic ADCs
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AbstractA 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

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

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

Biologically inspired autonomous agent navigation using an integrated polarization analyzing CMOS image sensor
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AbstractThe navigational strategies of insects using skylight polarization are interesting for applications in autonomous agent navigation because they rely on very little information for navigation. A polarization navigation sensor using the Stokes parameters to determine the

A 1.2 MP 1/3Global 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) 3.75m 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

A direct-detection X-ray CMOS image sensor with 500 um 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

Stratified photodiode: A new concept for small size-high performance CMOS image 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

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

Improved colour separation for a backside illuminated image sensor with 1.4m pixel pitch
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Abstract: We demonstrate a back illuminated colour image sensor with a 1.4m 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

Analysis and reduction of floating diffusion capacitance components of CMOS image 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 confirmed

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 poly-

Ultra-high speed imaging at megaframes per second with a megapixel CMOS image 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, based on a bank of capacitive memories located on-chip on the side of the

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 was

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 where

In search of the ultimate image sensor
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Scaling from a 9- m to a 6.8- m 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- m

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

Jailbreak imagers: transforming a single-photon image sensor into a true random number generator
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AbstractIn 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 512x128

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 pixel,

Programmable sensitivity image sensor with multicapacitance CMOS pixels
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Abstract Conventional linear response image sensors do not have enough dynamic range to captare wide range of natural scenes. So far, frame-based adaptation methods are widely used (Global adjustment). But, frame-based adaptations are not effective to capture a scene

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.

CMOS image sensor reaching 0.34 erms read noise by inversion-accumulation cycling
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Except for photon shot noise (PSN), almost all image sensor noise sources can be cancelled, calibrated or reduced arbitrarily. In a very well calibrated camera system, in the dark and at low temperature, source follower 1/f noise turns out to be the hardest to cancel and eventually

A CMOS 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 ability

A Wide Dynamic Range CMOS Image Sensor with Multiple Exposure Time Signals and Column-Parallel Cyclic A/D Converters
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AbstractA wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor with a burst readout multiple exposure method is proposed. In this method, maximally four different exposure-time signals are read out in one frame period. To achieve the high-speed readout, a compact cyclic

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 keep

4.5 um Pixel Pitch 154keFull Well Capacity CMOS Image Sensor
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Abstract A 1/4 inch SVGA format 4.5 um 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 um pitch keeping the same 0.18 um 2-poly-silicon 3-metal process

Progress in 1.25-inch digital-output CMOS image sensor developments for UDTV applications
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The Ultra-High Definition Television (UDTV) system is a next generation imaging system, featuring a wide viewing angle of 100 degrees with 4,000 scanning lines. Its image formats were standardized by ITU-R in July 2006 and are summarized in Table 1. Several

Back-side illuminated image sensors manufactured with gradated double epitaxial layers: an application to a high-speed highsensitivity image sensor
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AbstractA 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 the

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

An 89dB Dynamic range CMOS image sensor with dual transfer gate pixel
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Abstract This paper presents a 1 Megapixel CMOS image sensor which applies a dual charge transfer (dual-TX) scheme in the pixel to achieve a high dynamic range. The prototype sensor uses analog outputs and operates at maximum 20fps in rolling shutter. 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/D

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

Crosstalk, color tint and shading correction for small pixel size image sensor
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Abstract Current trend to reduce pixel size of portable camera modules brings a set of new problems for image sensor designers. The benchmarking shows that most of the portable camera modules are suffering from strong shading and unstable color reproducibility caused

A CMOS image sensor for Earth observation with high efficiency snapshot shutter
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Abstract This article describes a 4/16 Mpixel CMOS image sensor with 106 dB efficiency snapshot electronic shutter and 62 dB dynamic range within+/-3% linearity. It is monolithic, front side illuminated and processed on plain 0.35m process with stitching. This sensor

Characterization and improvement of random noise in 1/3.2UXGA CMOS image sensor with 2.8 um pixel using 0.13 um-technology
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Abstract The noise sources of CMOS image sensor have been characterized through overall signal path from the photodiode to analog circuit with 1/3.2UXGA, 2.8 um pixel using 0.13 um-process. As a result, it is found that the dominant source of dark random noise in CMOS AbstractThis paper demonstrates the feasibility of layered space-time coding (STC) in an outdoor image sensorbased (IS-based) visible light communication (VLC) system. We examined in [14] that for low-resolution IS-based VLC channel where intensity modulated

A 20 Mfps global shutter CMOS image sensor with improved sensitivity and power consumption
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ABSTRACT In this work, a 20 Mfps global shutter CMOS image sensor with improved sensitivity and power consumption is demonstrated. Due to the process technology development and the improvement of single readout circuitry with decreased supply voltage,

A 9 megapixel aps-size cmos image sensor for digital still photography
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Abstract We present a 9 Megapixel CMOS active pixel sensor for digital still photography. The focal plane array is 23.3

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