Petapixel photography and the limits of camera information capacity

David J. Brady, Daniel L. Marks, Steven Feller, Michael Gehm, Dathon Golish, Esteban Vera, David Kittle

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Abstract

The monochromatic single frame pixel count of a camera is limited by diffraction to the space-bandwidth product, roughly the aperture area divided by the square of the wavelength. We have recently shown that it is possible to approach this limit using multiscale lenses for cameras with space bandwidth product between 1 and 100 gigapixels. When color, polarization, coherence and time are included in the image data cube, camera information capacity may exceed 1 petapixel/second. This talk reviews progress in the construction of DARPA AWARE gigapixel cameras and describes compressive measurement strategies that may be used in combination with multiscale systems to push camera capacity to near physical limits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Computational Imaging XI
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventComputational Imaging XI - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2013Feb 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8657
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceComputational Imaging XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA
Period2/5/132/7/13

Keywords

  • Multiscale cameras
  • gigapixel imaging

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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