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1. (WO2017149370) GATED IMAGING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149370    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/057853
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G01S 17/10
G01S 17/89
G01S 17/93
Applicants: BRIGHTWAY VISION LTD.
Inventors: SONN, Ezri
OVED, Amit
LEVI, Eyal
GRAUER, Yoav
DAVID, Ofer
Title: GATED IMAGING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A method for depth mapping of objects in a scene by a system of a moving/movable platform is disclosed, comprising actively illuminating the scene with pulsed light that is generated by at least one pulsed light illuminator; receiving, responsive to illuminating the scene, reflections on at least one image sensor that comprises a plurality of pixel elements; gating at least one of the plurality of pixel elements of the at least one image sensor for converting the reflections into pixel values for generating reflection-based images that have at least two depth-of-field ranges and an overlapping DOF region; and determining, based on at least one first pixel value of a first DOF in the overlapping DOF region, and based on at least one second pixel value of a second DOF in the overlapping DOF region, depth information of one or more objects located in the overlapping DOF region of the scene.