University of Pennsylvania
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
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ADVISOR PROJECT SUBM
1. Project Title:
Explore in the Dark
Polarization Based Application Development for Artificial Retina
2. Proposer's Name:
Jan Van der Spiegel, Nader Engheta, Milin Zhang
mail: jan@seas, engheta@seas, zhangmilin@seas
Are you willing and able to
serve as advisor for this project? _x__ Yes; ___ No
3. Brief Project Description:
Image capture under irregular lightening situation is always a big topic in academic.
Artificial retina is
developed to expand human vision ability. T
as well as
uman visual system
detect and encode t
wo characteristics of visible light, i.e., intensity and wavelength, interpret
perceptual qualities of brightness and color. Another important characteristic of light, namely,
Our recent research has introduced polarization into
artificial retina system design.
he image quality and dynamic range can be
application based on polarization will be explored in this project.
Project Design Objectives:
standard image sensor integrated polarization filter, with proper real
time image processing
algorithm is expected in this project.
he proposed system will be tested under irregular lightening
situation, such as very low/hig
or blurring lightening
time image processing will be performed for further feature extraction, such as
target tracking or security monitoring.
5. Project Prerequisites:
What specific knowledge (
e.g. courses or topics) and skills (e.g. programming languages or
software packages) will this project require? Please rank order the knowledge and skills you
have identified, with the most important at the top of the list.
Hardware application implement
ation skill (
Image data processing/analysis skill (