Methods and systems for a differential compressed sensor optical design is proposed to form a smart optical imager. Specifically, the novel design uses both active (laser) and passive (ambient light) to intelligently sample the direct image information within a Three Dimensional (3-D) spatial frame with potential to 4-D (3-D space plus 1-D time) sampling. An electronically agile lens-based distance sensor is engaged that can produce smart sampling of target by adjusting the size of the laser beam spot on the target sampling grid to produce a boundary outline by a light flooding method. This target dependent direct sampling of the target results in direct compressed sensing. A passive light acquisition pin-hole sampling optical sensor design is proposed that produces the pixel-basis Laplacian to determine the compressed sensed pixels ill the incident image.
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Riza, Nabeel and Foroosh, Hassan, "Hybrid Differential Optical Sensing Imager" (2013). UCF Patents. 246.