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EPSRC Reference: EP/S001638/1
Title: Smart single-photon sensors for ultra-fast 3D vision
Principal Investigator: Gyongy, Dr I
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Project Partners:
STMicroelectronics
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: EPSRC Fellowship - NHFP
Starts: 01 June 2018 Ends: 31 May 2021 Value (£): 546,842
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Image & Vision Computing Optical Devices & Subsystems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
08 May 2018 EPSRC UKRI CL Innovation Fellowship Interview Panel 3 - 8 and 9 May 2018 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal aims to develop a new generation of sensor system for 3D vision in automotive and industrial applications, based on single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). A key advantage of SPADs is that they enable the construction of accurate 3D images via time-of-flight, that is by emitting laser pulses towards a target, and timing the return of the reflected signal. Crucially, SPADs are able to detect targets from only the few photons (particles of light) that can be acquired in the millisecond timescales critical for the detection and tracking of fast moving objects. The proposed sensor will feature complex on-chip processing to extract salient features at frame rates an order-of-magnitude faster than current (2D) cameras in advanced driver-assistance systems, and thus provide crucial advantages in collision avoidance.
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