Motion adaptive image sensor

Takayuki Hamamoto, Kiyoharu Aizawa, Mitsutoshi Hatori

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We propose a motion adaptive sensor for image enhancement and for a wide dynamic range. The motion adaptive sensor is able to control integration time pixel by pixel. The integration time of each pixel is controlled by saturation and temporal changes caused by detected incident light. By controlling the integration time, we can expect a high temporal resolution in the moving area, a high SNR in the static area, and a wide dynamic range. In this paper, we present a design and an implementation of the proposed sensor based on column parallel architecture. By using this column parallel architecture, integration of processing does not significantly sacrifice fill factor and power dissipation. We have fabricated a prototype using the CMOS 1.0 μm prosess and we show the results of our experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2149-2157
Number of pages9
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

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