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1. (WO2016062785) SMART PHOTONIC IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/062785    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/074419
Publication Date: Fri Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04N 5/235
H04N 5/225
H04N 5/238
Applicants: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Inventors: RIZA, Nabeel Agha
Title: SMART PHOTONIC IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
The present invention provides a method for performing high dynamic range optical image detection of a scene comprising: imaging incident light from a scene onto an object plane; determining the locations of those pixels in the object plane of higher brightness; detecting the optical irradiance values of those pixels of higher brightness to produce a first detected image; detecting the optical irradiance values of those pixels of lower brightness to produce a second detected image; and generating a high dynamic range optical irradiance map of the scene by combining the first detected image and the second detected image into a single image.