charge-coupled device


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charge-coup·led device

 (chärj′kŭp′əld)
n. Abbr. CCD
A photosensitive semiconductor device that transports electric charge from one capacitor to another, allowing serial output of parallel data, typically used for digital image capture.

charge-coupled device

n
(Computer Science) computing an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced capacitors and can be moved from one capacitor to another in a controlled way. Abbreviation: CCD
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Caption: A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a device for the movement of electrical charge.
Toyota claims it has adopted the world's first ''image fusion method'' combining information from the radar and images caught by a charge-coupled device camera in order to soften shocks in the event of a crash.
The AT pod features advanced image processing for target identification and coordinate generation; forward-looking infrared sensor; charge-coupled device television sensors; laser spot tracker/range finder; infrared laser marker; and an infrared laser designator.
Until recently, developers had to rely on expensive CCD (charge-coupled device) imaging solutions to gain the clarity needed for eye-tracking, but research has now shifted entirely to the use of CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) imagers.
Established in 1993 in Nagano, RF began by producing wireless cameras targeted for the broadcasting industry, using a combination of microwave and charge-coupled device (CCD) technology.
SITe -- a 1993 spinoff from Tektronix -- makes something called a "charge-coupled device." Basically, it's an incredibly sensitive super-cooled silicon chip that precisely registers minute amounts of light emanating from the most distant places in space.
Charge-coupled device technology provides the metal analysis.
This is coupled with a machine vision system and a charge-coupled device camera.
The Eurocopter Tiger, which is to begin delivery in 2002, is a dedicated anti-tank aircraft that will carry the Osiris mast-mounted sight with an infrared charge-coupled device camera and laser rangefinder.
The fluorescent light generated is then directed through a spectrograph to a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, giving spectrally resolved fluoresence data from each sample.
Other features include a flying erasehead for clean scene-to-scene transitions, a quarter-inch charge-coupled device solid state pickup with 70,000 pixels, high-speed picture search, blank search, real-time tape counter, battery charger with refresh capability, and built-in omnidirectional microphone.
Chapter 2 defines the basic ACT concept, while Chapter 3 compares ACT with older, more familiar signal processing techniques, such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) and charge-coupled device (CCD) technologies, active and switched capacitor filters, and RF analog processors.