Final rept. 15 Sep 84-14 Jan 86,
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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The basic principles of Multiaperture Optics are discussed. Based on the results generated under this program, certain applications for multiaperture optics were identified. The main features of an optical instrument based on the multiaperature principle are, that such a sensor will necessarily have to be small, and need to be a mass product. Large scale integration would have to be used to evaluate data collected and perform pattern recognition. It is a necessity to perform these functions in the sensor itself, using parallel input into the circuitry and experimental device has been built and tested. It is capable of recognizing simple shapes. The development of optical instruments, at least the photographic camera, was undoubtedly inspired by the then existing knowledge of the anatomy of the human eye. therefore it is probably appropriate to try this approach again for the development of a new type of optical instrument based on the design of the insect eye. A brief description is given of the anatomy of the insect eye and an instrument is designed using similar components.