Journal article

A single sensor based multispectral imaging camera using a narrow spectral band color mosaic integrated on the monochrome CMOS image sensor

Xin He, Yajing Liu, Kumar Ganesan, Arman Ahnood, Paul Beckett, Fatima Eftekhari, Dan Smith, Md Hemayet Uddin, Efstratios Skafidas, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

APL Photonics | AIP Publishing LLC | Published : 2020


A multispectral image camera captures image data within specific wavelength ranges in narrow wavelength bands across the electromagnetic spectrum. Images from a multispectral camera can extract a additional information that the human eye or a normal camera fails to capture and thus may have important applications in precision agriculture, forestry, medicine, and object identification. Conventional multispectral cameras are made up of multiple image sensors each fitted with a narrow passband wavelength filter and optics, which makes them heavy, bulky, power hungry, and very expensive. The multiple optics also create an image co-registration problem. Here, we demonstrate a single sensor based ..

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Awarded by Australia Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was performed, in part, at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) and the RMIT Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). The authors acknowledge the help from Mr. Bryce Widdicombe for drone tests. The authors acknowledge the financial support from the Australia Research Council under Discovery Project No. DP170100363. This work was performed, in part, at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).