Vision and Image Sensors

Authored by: Stanley S. Ipson , Chima Okereke

Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439848913
eBook ISBN: 9781439848937
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15664-51

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Abstract

Vision is the act of seeing, a human capability derived from the combination of the image-forming optical system of the eye, the array of light-sensitive receptors in the retina of the eye, and the information processing capacity of the retina and human brain. Applications for instruments with a similar ability to sense a scene include broadcast television, monitoring industrial processes, quality control during manufacture, viewing inaccessible or hazardous places, aiding medical diagnosis, and remote sensing from satellites and space probes, to name but a few. Each application often has particular requirements more critical than others, and the problem is to find the most economical solution satisfying requirements closely.

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