Design of a foveated imaging system using a two-axis MEMS mirror

Sheng Liu, Craig Pansing, Hong Hua

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


We present a novel foveated imaging system which consists of three major components: a foveated imager, a peripheral imager, and a 2D scanning sub-system. The foveated imager captures a narrow field of view (FOV) with high angular resolution to mimic the foveated region of interest (FRoI), and the peripheral imager captures a wide FOV with low angular resolution to provide the peripheral region for context. The scanning system, implemented with a single-element two-axis MEMS mirror, is capable of sweeping the FRoI across the entire FOV at a maximum speed of 100Hz. A bench prototype and experimental results are presented as verifications of our optical design concept and feasibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2006
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2006 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 4 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6342 II
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2006
CityVancouver, BC


  • Foveated imaging
  • Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS)
  • Multi-resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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