Omnidirectional Sensor Array System

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Abstract: An omnidirectional sensor array system, for example a panoptic camera, comprising a plurality of sensors arranged on a support of predetermined shape to acquire data, wherein said sensors are directional and wherein each sensor is attached to a processing node which comprises integrated electronics that carries out at least a portion of the signal processing algorithms locally in order to reduce the computational load of a central hardware unit.

Classifications: H04N5/23238 Control of image capture or reproduction to achieve a very large field of view, e.g., panorama.