Multi-aperture optical systems based on the insect eye offer an alternative to the common optical system based on the human eye. Some of the advantages of a multi - aperture system include the ability to perform parallel processing, have super resolution and have available large amounts of system redundancy.
An individual eyelet of a multi-aperture system consists of a gradient index lens coupled to optical fibers which transfer the incident light on the lens to individual detectors.
A mathematical model of an individual eyelet was developed. It is a flexible model allowing various system parameters to vary. Computer based algorithms were developed to locate and resolve two points in space. The model was exercised with experimental data and found to have a resolution of 3.1°. The algorithm was also exercised with the computer model and the results compared favorably.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Marlow, Steven A., "Two Point Resolution of a Defocused Multi-Aperture System Eyelet" (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5096.