Project Imagination

Developing sensors, research transmission technologies and compression

About Imagination

Image capture, 3D situational awareness and image data transmission are generic technologies used in a multitude of business applications, including: production technologies, robotics, security, healthcare and digital entertainment. In all vision based professional applications, the trend in image capture continues towards higher spatial and temporal resolutions, and better image quality. The IMAGINATION project will develop:

  • ultra high resolution image sensors,
  • building blocks for visible, Time-of-flight (TOF), and 'outside visible spectrum' image sensors,
  • research technologies like stitching for small global shutter pixels and stacking,
  • wavelet based compression for transmission of data rates of 100 gigabits per second over fibre.

A highly qualified and multi-disciplinary team is required to develop the various aspects of the technologies such as optics, image capture, video processing and transmission. To develop and optimize these technologies for professional products, a consortium with a critical mass of world-class engineering and research skills is required. This project brings together important European players in the imaging industry with proven records of accomplishment. The team consists of an R&D institute, fabless design houses, a semiconductor manufacturer, and system integrators experienced in image sensor technologies, signal processing, transmission and camera integration. Technical results will be demonstrated in a Machine Vision and in a broadcast camera application, as well in technology demonstrators.

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News & Events


Joint evaluation

Joint evaluation - August 30, 2023

Joint evaluation (GV and Adimec) of the GV 2/3-inch image sensor in Breda on 30th August, 2023

Visit of Grass Valley to Adimec on July 11th, 2023 to discuss de-mosaicking

July 11th, 2023

Visit of Grass Valley to Adimec on July 11th, 2023 to discuss de-mosaicking

Visit of Grass Valley to Adimec on July 11th, 2023 to discuss de-mosaicking

July 11th, 2023

Visit of Grass Valley to Adimec on July 11th, 2023 to discuss de-mosaicking

Visit of Adimec to Grass Valley on July 5th, 2023 to discuss experience sharing

July 5th, 2023

Visit of Adimec to Grass Valley on July 5th, 2023 to discuss experience sharing

Visit of Adimec to Grass Valley on July 5th, 2023 to discuss experience sharing

July 5th, 2023

Visit of Adimec to Grass Valley on July 5th, 2023 to discuss experience sharing

First year review

First year review - June 22, 2023

First year review held at TU Delft

Y1-EYR

ePicture This - June 21, 2023

ePicture This event organised at the Delft University of Technology on 21st June 2023 and the best presentation award was received by Dirk Meier from IDEAS

Grass Valey and TNO

April 13th, 2023

Grass Valley and TNO met on April 13th in The Hague to discuss and align the work frame-based depth map generation with Deep Learning algorithms. Intention is to link the work in the Penta projects Mantis Vision and Imagination

Grass Valey and TNO

April 13th, 2023

Grass Valley and TNO met on April 13th in The Hague to discuss and align the work frame-based depth map generation with Deep Learning algorithms. Intention is to link the work in the Penta projects Mantis Vision and Imagination

Y1-EYR

Progress Meeting - January 23, 2023

On 23rd January 2023, TNO and Grass Valley met in Breda to discuss the progress on deep learning depth map generation and align future activities in both the Mantis Vision and Imagination project

Grass Valey and TNO

November 24 & 25, 2022

Imagination booth at EFECS 2022, November 24 & 25

EFECS

EFECS 2022, November 24 & 25

We are glad that Project Imagination gained attention exhibiting demonstrators at EFECS 2022!

EFECS

EFECS 2022, November 24 & 25

We are glad that Project Imagination gained attention exhibiting demonstrators at EFECS 2022!

Grass Valey and TNO

October 14th, 2022

On 14 October 2022, the team met for their quarterly consortium meeting at intoPIX in Mont-Saint-Guibert. Overall project management, technical progress, and preparation of EFECS were discussed, and intoPIX demonstrated their technical achievements

Kick-off!

Project Imagination kick-off! 8 July 2022

The project was successfully kicked-off today. The event was hosted by Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), the Netherlands.


Publications

Internal link for consortium members to register publications.

ePicture This (workshop 2024)

After the great success of ePicture This 2023, we are pleased to inform you that the Penta projects: Mantis Vision and Imagination and the Xecs project Elevation will jointly organize a one-day workshop ePicture This ’24. This workshop will take place on Thursday 26 September 2024 from 09:30 – 18:00 hours at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the Netherlands. This inspiring workshop will provide a unique opportunity to interact with experts in imaging technologies. We intend to bring together experts in image sensor design, image processing in the widest sense, and image capture design.

Agenda

Find below the agenda for the workshop
If you are involved in the electronics, components and systems industry specifically on the topic of digital imaging, we invite you to participate in the workshop by registering here. The deadline for registration is 15 August 2024.



We look forward to meeting you in Eindhoven!

Participants who have been selected for presentation, please upload their full presentations below no later than 30 August 2024.
Click here to download the template & upload the full presentation.



Venue: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the Netherlands

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