Special Issue: "Integrated High-performance Imagers" - Sensors Journal

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Charbon
Quantum Architecture Group
Computer Architecture Laboratory, EPFL
Building IN-F 135
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
E-mail: edoardo.charbon@epfl.ch; http://people.epfl.ch/edoardo.charbon, http://aqua.epfl.ch/

About A Q U A    
Our research mission is to model and develop hardware/software systems based on quantum devices. Particular emphasis is on high-speed 2D/3D optical sensing, embedded & reconfigurable processing architectures, single photon avalanche devices (SPAD) and design optimization techniques.
Our teaching mission is to equip engineers and scientists with a multi-disciplinary knowledge on state-of-the-art hardware/software systems.

Deadline for Paper submission: Closed

Summary

An increasing interest in new applications is driving significant research activity in the field of low-cost, ultra-high speed  cameras. Such cameras must exhibit far smaller shutter time and jitter, while other properties, such as sensitivity, dynamic range, and linearity, may be traded off for speed. In this special issue we call for contributions on state-of-the-art in high performance imaging designs for a variety of new and conventional applications in science, engineering, and consumer fields.

Keywords

solid-state imaging, CCD, CMOS APS, single-photon detectors, low-light-level imaging, night-vision, 3D imaging, high dynamic range imaging, time-correlated lifetime imaging microscopy, spectral imaging

Published Papers

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Jih-Huah Wu 1, Rong-Seng Chang 2, and Joe-Air Jiang 3,*
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, No. 5, Deming Rd., Gweishan Township, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.
2 Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, No. 300, Jung-Da Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan.
3 Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jajiang@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 2 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007

Full Research Paper: A Novel Pulse Measurement System by Using Laser Triangulation and a CMOS Image Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 3366-3385 (PDF format, 1500 K)

Open Access
Jih-Huah Wu 1, Cheng-Chung Pen 2 and Joe-Air Jiang 3,*
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, No. 5, Deming Rd., Gweishan Township, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
2 Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, No. 300, Jung-Da Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
3 Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: jajiang@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 22 December 2007 / Accepted: 10 March 2008 / Published:
13 March 2008
Full Research Paper: On Applications of the Integrated High-performance CMOS Image Sensor to Range Finders — From Optical Triangulation to Automobile Field
Sensors 2008, 8, 1719-1739 (PDF format, 448 K)

Open Access
Suhaidi Shafie 1,* , Shoji Kawahito 2 and Shinya Itoh 2
1 Graduate School of Electronic Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Nakaku, Hamamatsu 432-8011, Japan
2 Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Nakaku, Hamamatsu 432-8011, Japan; E-mails: kawahito@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp; sito@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: suhaidi@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp
Received: 25 December 2007 / Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published: 18 March 2008
Full Research Paper: A Dynamic Range Expansion Technique of CMOS Image Sensors with Dual Charge Storage in a Pixel and Multiple Sampling
Sensors 2008, 8, 1915-1926 (PDF format 347 K)

Open Access
David C. Ng 1,4, Takashi Tokuda 1,4, Sadao Shiosaka 2,4, Yasuo Tano 3 and Jun Ohta 1,4,*
1 Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
2 Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadagaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
4 CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 3-5 Sanban, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ohta (a) ms.naist.jp; D. Ng was with the Graduate School of Materials Science at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He is now with National ICT Australia, Victoria, Australia.
Received: 8 April 2008 / Accepted: 9 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Review: Implantable Microimagers
Sensors 2008, 8, 3183-3204 (PDF format, 3730 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053183

Open Access
Yitzhak David 1 and Uzi Efron 2,1,*
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel; E-mail: isak@hit.ac.il
2 Department of Electro-optical Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail : efron@bgu.ac.il
Received: 26 June 2008; in revised form: 17 July 2008 / Accepted: 21 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: The Image Transceiver Device: Studies of Improved Physical Design
Sensors 2008, 8, 4350-4364 (PDF format, 170 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074350

Open Access
Simona Privitera 1,2, Salvatore Tudisco 1,2,*, Luca Lanzan˛ 1,2, Francesco Musumeci 1,2, Alessandro Pluchino 2, Agata Scordino 1,2, Angelo Campisi 1, Luigi Cosentino 1,
Paolo Finocchiaro 1, Giovanni Condorelli 3, Massimo Mazzillo 3, Salvo Lombardo 4 and Emilio Sciacca 4

1 INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via Santa Sofia 65, 95125 Catania (Italy); E-mails: sprivitera@lns.infn.it, tudisco@lns.infn.it, lanzano-l@lns.infn.it, fmusumci@lns.infn.it,
campisi@lns.infn.it, cosentino@lns.infn.it, finocchiaro@lns.infn.it
2 DMFCI-Dip. Met. Chim. Fis. Ing. & Dip. di Fisica ed Astronomia, UniversitÓ di Catania viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, (Italy); E-mails: pluchino@ct.infn.it, ascordin@dmfci.unict.it
3 R&D, ST-Microelectronics, Stradale Primosole 50, 95100 Catania (Italy); E-mails: giovanni.condorelli@st.com, massimo.mazzillo@st.com
4 IMM-CNR, Stradale Primosole 50, 95100 Catania (Italy); E-mails: salvo.lombardo@imm.cnr.it, emilio.sciacca@imm.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail tudisco@lns.infn.it
Received: 28 February 2008; in revised form: 1 August 2008 / Accepted: 5 August 2008 / Published: 6 August 2008
Article: Single Photon Avalanche Diodes: Towards the Large Bidimensional Arrays
Sensors 2008, 8, 4636-4655 (PDF format, 627 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084636

Open Access
Amar A. El-Sallam and Farid Boussaid *
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
E-mail: elsallam@ee.uwa.edu.au; boussaid@ee.uwa.edu.au; Tel: +61 8 6488 (3645-3749); Fax: +61 86488 1065; Web: http://www.ee.uwa.edu.au
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 7 September 2008 / Accepted: 8 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
Article: Spectral-Based Blind Image Restoration Method for Thin TOMBO Imagers
Sensors 2008, 8, 6108-6124 (PDF format, 1810 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096108


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