Optical Feature Extraction Apparatus and Encoding Method for Detection of DNA Sequences

Reference#: P01141

APL engineers have developed an optical imaging device that uses video display, spatial light modulation, and detection components, in conjunction with microlenslet replicating optics, to expedite the recognition of symbol sequences based on their symmetrical properties. Multichannel operation is achieved through the replication of input scenery, making possible a higher throughput rate than for single channel systems. The invention's design facilitates flexible queries of large databases of various types of data. This flexibility is due to the inventors' design which decouples a high space-bandwidth product display requirement from a high rate of refresh and random refresh display.

Patent Status: U.S. patent(s) 5,850,479 issued.

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