Accession Number : ADD010303

Title :   Integrated Multiaperture Optical System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Richard T

Report Date : 15 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Very wide field of view optical surveillance is realized without scanning or moving parts by means of an integrated multiaperture optical system. The system utilizes light gathering optics in the form of an array of eyelets or lens apertures that direct in-coming light onto a detector layer. The detection layer consists of individual detectors, more than one to a lens. Under the detector layer there is a correlation layer, which contains a memory cell for each detector and circuitry which connects to neighboring memory cells according to a hard wired program. Below the correlation layer is a processing layer which contains microprocessor circuitry allowing further processing of the acquired information. Outlines of objects seen by the system are defined by the microprocessor circuitry using an edge detecting routine. A detected object is identified by correlation with a single number recognition coefficent. The microprocessor circuit includes a memory matrix in which is stored recognition coefficient for objects of interest.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Image processing, *Arrays, *Lenses, *Microprocessors, Correlation, Detectors, Mechanical components, Memory devices, Integrated systems, Detection, Surveillance, Recognition, Optics, Circuits, Cells, Apertures, Layers

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE