3DI sensor depth calibration concept using difference frequency approach

Thomas Thurner (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A three-dimensional image 3DI system includes a modulator configured to generate a first modulation signal and a second modulation signal having a predetermined frequency difference, an illumination source configured to generate a light signal modulated by the first modulation signal, and a sensor core including a pixel array modulated by the second modulation signal. At least one pixel of the pixel array is configured to receive a reflected modulated light signal and to demodulate the reflected modulated light signal using the second modulation signal during an image acquisition to generate a measurement signal. The at least one pixel is configured to generate a plurality of measurement signals based on a plurality of image acquisitions taken at different sample times. A controller is configured to receive the plurality of measurement signals, and calibrate the at least one pixel of the pixel array based on the plurality of measurement signals.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS10416296B2
Filing date19/10/16
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes

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