Dual Imager Core Chip with 24.8 Rangemaps/s 3-D and 58 fps 2-D Simultaneous Capture Capability

Shingo MANDAI  Toru NAKURA  Makoto IKEDA  Kunihiro ASADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E92-C   No.6   pp.798-805
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E92.C.798
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies)
image sensor,  light-section method,  stereo-matching,  dual imager core,  multi functional range finder,  

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This paper presents a multi functional range finder employing dual imager core on a single chip. Each imager core has functionalities of 2-D imaging and 3-D capture using the light section method with combinations of the dual imager core. The presented chip achieves, 2-D imaging mode, 3-D capture mode with the conventional light-section method, high-speed 3-D capture mode with the stereo matching mode, and 2-D and 3-D simultaneous capture mode. We demonstrate 58 fps 2-D imaging with 8 bit gray scale, and 24.8 rangemaps/s 3-D range-finder with the maximum range error of 1.619 mm and the standard deviation of 0.385 mm at 700 mm.