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Title: System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to an imaging system which may make use of an electronic controller, a digital micromirror array, an aperture control system and a detector to image a desired scene. The digital micromirror array has a plurality of micromirror elements responsive to control signals generated by the electronic controller for electronically aiming the micromirror elements in a desired direction to image the desired area, and for receiving and reflecting light emanating from the desired area. The aperture control system receives light reflected from the digital micromirror array and passes a predetermined subportion of the received light therethrough. The detector is responsive to the predetermined subportion of light.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1859917
Patent Number(s):
11137591
Application Number:
16/817,213
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04B - TRANSMISSION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/12/2020
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Panas, Robert Matthew, Hall, Harris J., and Starman, LaVern A. System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Panas, Robert Matthew, Hall, Harris J., & Starman, LaVern A. System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images. United States.
Panas, Robert Matthew, Hall, Harris J., and Starman, LaVern A. Tue . "System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1859917.
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