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1. (WO2018122560) PHOTON SENSOR APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/122560 International Application No.: PCT/GB2017/053900
Publication Date: 05.07.2018 International Filing Date: 28.12.2017
IPC:
G01S 17/10 (2006.01) ,G01S 7/487 (2006.01) ,G01S 7/486 (2006.01) ,G01S 7/481 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17
Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02
Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06
Systems determining position data of a target
08
for measuring distance only
10
using transmission of interrupted pulse-modulated waves
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48
of systems according to group G01S17/58
483
Details of pulse systems
486
Receivers
487
Extracting wanted echo signals
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48
of systems according to group G01S17/58
483
Details of pulse systems
486
Receivers
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48
of systems according to group G01S17/58
481
Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
Applicants:
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH [GB/GB]; Old College South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL, GB
Inventors:
ERDOGAN, Ahmet; GB
HENDERSON, Robert; GB
WALKER, Richard; GB
Agent:
HARGREAVES, Timothy Edward; GB
Priority Data:
1622429.730.12.2016GB
Title (EN) PHOTON SENSOR APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE DÉTECTION DE PHOTONS
Abstract:
(EN) A sensor apparatus for photon sensing comprises a plurality of pixel devices, each pixel device comprising: a plurality of photon detectors arranged to produce photon detection signals in response to photon detection events; a processing resource configured to process photon detection signals to produce photon detection event signals, wherein each photon detection event signal comprises time data representative of a photon detection time at which a respective photon detection event occurred; a pixel memory; a further processing resource configured to process the photon detection event signals to obtain detection data representative of photon detection events over a detection period; a communication resource for transmitting the detection data from the pixel device, wherein the processing of the photon detection event signals is such that storing and/or transmission of the detection data uses less storage capacity and/or communication capacity than would be used by storage and/or transmission of the photon detection event signals directly.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil de détection destiné à détecter des photons et comprenant une pluralité de dispositifs de pixel, chaque dispositif de pixel comportant : une pluralité de détecteurs de photons agencés pour produire des signaux de détection de photons en réponse à des événements de détection de photons; une ressource de traitement conçue pour traiter des signaux de détection de photons afin de produire des signaux d'événements de détection de photons, chaque signal d'événement de détection de photons comprenant des données de temps représentatives d'un temps de détection de photons auquel un événement de détection de photons respectif s'est produit; une mémoire de pixels; une autre ressource de traitement conçue pour traiter les signaux d'événements de détection de photons afin d'obtenir des données de détection représentatives d'événements de détection de photons sur une période de détection; une ressource de communication destinée à transmettre les données de détection à partir du dispositif de pixel, le traitement des signaux d'événements de détection de photons étant tel que le stockage et/ou la transmission des données de détection utilise(nt) moins de capacité de stockage et/ou de capacité de communication que n'en utiliserai(en)t le stockage et/ou la transmission directement des signaux d'événements de détection de photons.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)