85-megapixel sensor for Kodak's new DCS line of professional digital cameras; a 100 x 135 mm sensor for mammography applications that takes up an entire eight-inch wafer and is one of the world's largest sensors; radiation-tolerant sensors for aerospace applications such as star trackers and sun sensors; and active-pixel sensors that combine a true snapshot synchronous shutter with very high readout rates for use in high-speed scientific image analysis.
What does APS stand for?
APS stands for Active-Pixel Sensor
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
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We have 911 other meanings of APS in our Acronym Attic
- Acquisition Processor Subsystem (NASA)
- Acquisition Program Sponsor
- Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (journal; Chinese Pharmacological Society)
- Acta Physica Slovaca (Slovakian physics journal)
- Acting Police Sergeant (UK)
- Actions Préventives de Secours (French: Preventive Actions Relief; Belgium)
- Active People Survey (athletics; UK)
- Active Phase Shifter
- Active Pipe Support (energy production)
- Active Protective System
- Activité Physique et Sportive (French: Physical Activity and Sport)
- Acute Psychiatry Service
- Acute-Phase Serum
- Ad-Hoc Positioning System
- Adaptive Processor, SONAR
- Adenosine 5'-Phosphosulfate (chemistry)
- Adjustment Processing System (USPS)
- Administratie Planning en Statistiek (Belgium)
- Administrative per Se (California Department of Motor Vehicles)
- Administrative Policy and Services (US Geological Survey)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Fossum led the team that invented CMOS active-pixel sensor technology at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the early 1990s--technology that is considered the first breakthrough in image sensors since the solid-state charge-coupled device (CCD) was introduced in the 1970s.
Photobit Corporation, which holds the broad patent for the "CMOS Active-Pixel Sensor Type Imaging System On a Chip," has, since fall 1998, launched a progression of off-the-shelf sensors to commercialize this technology.