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Method for Detecting High Resolution Position of Optical Lens

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064585D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Matsumoto, T Sugita, S [+details]

Abstract

A method for automatically detecting a symmetrical high resolution position of an optical lens is described. In Fig. 1, an image of a resolution chart 1 is projected onto a charge-coupled device (CCD) 3 through a lens system 2. Output signals of the CCD (Fig.2) are amplified with a preamplifier 4 and converted by an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter 5. Signals of the image of a scanned area are stored in a line buffer 6. The leftmost data and the rightmost data in the line buffer are stored into a left point buffer 7 and a right point buffer 8, respectively. A controller 10 functions with two signals (Z-direction and Z-offset) to move, through an actuator 11, the lens 2 along the Z axis by a predetermined distance.