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nature's crucible: manufacturing optical nonlinearities for high resolution, high sensitivity encoding in the compound eye of the fly, musca domesticaThe number of pixels per unit area sampling an image determines Nyquist resolution. Therefore, the highest pixel density is the goal. Unfortunately, as reduction in pixel size approaches the wavelength of light, sensitivity is lost and noise increases. Animals face the same problems and have achieved novel solutions. Emulating these solutions offers potentially unlimited sensitivity with detector size approaching the diffraction limit. Once an image is 'captured', cellular preprocessing of information allows extraction of high resolution information from the scene. Computer simulation of this system promises hyperacuity for machine vision.
Document ID
19940016622
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wilcox, Mike
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: The Fifth NASA Symposium on VLSI Design
Subject Category
OPTICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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