Noncircular aperture imaging system

Patent Number: 10,154,193
Issued: 12/11/2018
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Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to an imaging system with a noncircular aperture are described herein. An imaging objective with a noncircular aperture and an anamorphic lens is used to capture a plurality of image frames of a scene. Each image frame is captured at a different rotational orientation of the imaging objective with respect to the scene. Each image frame has a non-uniform spatial resolution. A composite image of the scene is generated based upon the image frames. The composite image comprises a first region that has a spatial resolution that is approximately the same as a spatial resolution of an image generated using a circular objective with a diameter equal to the largest dimension of the noncircular aperture, and a second region with a lower spatial resolution.
Filed: 3/7/2017
Application Number: 15/452,490
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.