US 9,810,777 B2
Asynchronous LADAR and imaging array
George Williams, Portland, OR (US); and Adam Lee, Portland, OR (US)
Assigned to Voxtel, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed by Voxtel, inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed on Nov. 19, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/548,172.
Application 14/548,172 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/526,340, filed on Oct. 28, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/040,623, filed on Aug. 22, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/065,508, filed on Oct. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0054434 A1, Feb. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. G01S 7/486 (2006.01); G01S 17/89 (2006.01); G01S 17/10 (2006.01); G01S 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC G01S 7/4865 (2013.01) [G01S 7/4863 (2013.01); G01S 17/023 (2013.01); G01S 17/10 (2013.01); G01S 17/89 (2013.01)] 34 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dual mode imaging device, the device comprising:
a pixelated array of semiconductor detector elements, wherein each pixel of the array has an integrated circuit, the integrated circuits comprising of a passive signal path and a transient signal path, wherein the active signal path triggers readout upon transient event detection;
a timing circuit electrically connected to the transient path, the timing circuit for determining the time-of-flight of pulses emitted from an electromagnetic source; and
wherein the passive path and transient path operate simultaneously, and wherein transient event detection initiates the identification of the location of, and readout of, the signaling transient signal path.