The accordion imager, a new solid-state image sensor

A.J.P. Theuwissen, C.H.L. Weijtens

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No image sensor can compete with the human eye. Even if a charge distribution could be produced in a solid-state image sensor with the same accuracy as an image is formed on the retina, the information could not be transferred in the same way. Each photosensitive element in the eye has its own channel for transferring the image information to the brain. A simulation of this system would require far too many connections. The information originating from all the individual image elements in solid-state image sensors is ultimately transferred through a single channel. The idea for the transfer of the image information in the 'accordion imager' described below was first put forward in the early eighties at Philips Research Laboratories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhilips Technical Review
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


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