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Joshua Ash (Advisor), Arnab Shaw (Committee Member), Vince Velten (Committee Member)

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)


Compressive sensing (CS) is an active research field focused on finding solutions to sparse linear inverse problems, i.e. estimating a signal using fewer linear measurements than there are unknowns. The assumption of signal sparsity makes solutions to this otherwise ill-posed problem possible and has lead to a number of technological innovations such as smaller and less expensive cameras that capture high resolution imagery, low-power radar systems, and accelerated MRI scanners. In this thesis, we present the development of a hardware CS imaging system using a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) providing spatial light modulation via an array of micromirrors that can be programmatically controlled to produce automated measurements. Additionally, we develop a number of new DMD-specific calibration models intended to capture the physical attributes of micromirrors and the end-to-end data collection system. Algorithms are derived to fit the calibration models from training data, and resultant CS reconstructions demonstrate a substantial reduction in image estimation error while reducing the number of required measurements by fifty percent, relative to current baseline calibration methods.

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Department of Electrical Engineering

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