To cover the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in HDTV, NHK is now developing several newly designed HD equipment. As a result of the development, NHK finished 2/3-inch Single CCD Camera with 2 Million Pixels for HDTV. Newly designed high quality CCD which has RGB color stripe filter on it's surface could make it possible to design the camera small enough. This paper describes the specification of the camera and how this camera was designed.
A high-sensitivity HDTV camera has been developed using a 2.5-inch (useful area 40mm DIA.) proximity focused image intensifier tube and a 1-inch 2M-pixels FIT CCD. It has a high resolution of 1000TV lines, a high sensitivity of 0.04lux at F4,and a high SN ratio of 50dB. This camera can produce high-quality images of milky way, nebulae and comet.
We present a range-image LSI sensor which gives a 24×24 range image with high accuracy at a video frame rate of 33ms/image. A prototype rangefinder system using this LSI was also developed. It can take range images and color intensity images simultaneously. This system can be applied to various tasks such as modeling, human-computer interaction, and inspection. which are difficult to do using only 2D images.
We propose an adaptive integration sensor for image enhancement and wide dynamic image. The Adaptive integration sensor is able to control snitable integration time pixel by pixel. Integration time of each pixel is controlled by salutation and temporal changes of delected incident light. The proposed sensor has compmtational elements on the local phane that detects motion and saturation of the integrated charge on photo diode in each pixel. By controlling integration time. It is expected to have high temporal resolution in the moxing area. High SXR in the static area and wide dynamic image. We have fabricated a prototype using CMOS 1.0〓 prosess and show results of some experiments.
In this paper, we propose an image sensor with a sampling control system. The proposed sensor is able to easily control sampling position by using sampling pattern memory. We can achieve any spatially varying sampling patterns.