Friday, November 11, 2011
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Keck Institute for Space Studies Lecture
Photons to Bits and Beyond: The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors
Eric Fossum, Professor, Engineering, Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering
Digital cameras are now small and everywhere, from cell phones to iPads to webcams to pill cameras to automobiles to digital SLRs to Mars Rovers. The images from these cameras shape our culture on a daily basis, from Facebook and Skype to unforgettable images of the Japanese tsunami and the Arab Spring. This presentation will address the science and engineering technology behind capturing these images, as well as a brief history of how this technology transferred from the lab at JPL into your cell phone. Future technology directions including the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) will be discussed.