Carnegie Mellon Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels

Carnegie Mellon University

October, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels

Avid photographers are familiar with cameras with 10s of megapixels as sensors in our cell phones and SLRs are made of Silicon (Si). The abundance of this light-sensitive element and advances in CMOS-based fabrication have helped drive down the cost of sensors while simultaneously providing increased capabilities in terms of sensors with higher resolutions.

Carnegie Mellon ECE’s Aswin Sankaranarayana and Jian Wang, along with Columbia University’s Mohit Gupta, have taken advantage of these conditions to develop LiSens, a new camera that uses a sensor with just a thousand pixels to produce images and videos at a nearly mega-pixel resolution. Read more about how LiSens builds on the single pixel camera here.

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