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Published 1985 | Published
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Hexagonal Uniformly Redundant Arrays for Coded-Aperture Imaging


Uniformly redundant arrays are used in coded-aperture imaging, a technique for forming images without mirrors or lenses. This technique is especially important for the high energy x-ray and y-ray region above 20 keV. In this technique, a mask consisting of opaque (closed) and transparent (open) areas is placed between the photon sources to be imaged and a position sensitive detector or a detector array. Each source casts a shadow pattern of the mask or aperture onto the detector. This shadow pattern may be viewed as an encoded signal for that source direction. If each possible source code is unique, the detected composite of overlapping shadow patterns may be decoded to produce an image of the source distribution.

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© NASA/STI. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. We acknowledge useful discussions with W. R. Cook. This work is supported in part by NASA grant NGR 05-002-160.

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