Our speciality is in creating novel platform independent algorithms and designs, to ultimately improve the quality and reduce technical constraints of the current commercial range imaging camera technologies.
The Chronoptics™ Group was established in 2001 at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and now consists of over ten academics and graduates from the physics, electronics and computer science fields. The group has expertise in the time-of-flight range imaging space. Their core focus is to create valuable solutions that can be incorporated into leading range imaging platforms to improve the quality, accuracy and precision of image captures and increase power savings.
Their skills and capabilities span across a broad range of areas including:
- Chip level design
- Circuit and optical hardware design
- Modulation coding schemes
- Range measurement algorithms
- Image processing and analysis
Dr Adrian Dorrington | Senior Lecturer - Engineering
Adrian's research is focussed on improving the quality of 3D range imaging cameras, so that they can be used in more applications such as computing and gesture control, medical imaging, quality assurance and security. He is passionate about developing a collaborative, productive, friendly and interactive environment where students can flourish and do their best work with the opportunity to interact with leading edge researchers.
Some of Adrian's greatest research achievements include forming the Chronoptics™ Research Group and developing the group to a point where it has a well-respected international reputation, and has demonstrated what future commercial range cameras will be capable of. This includes publishing world class range imaging measurement results and developing sensor characterisation techniques that are so far unmatched globally. WaikatoLink and Chronoptics™ have secured pre-seed accelerator funding to commercialise the technology, and are currently in talks with some major companies in the space.
Prior to his time at The University of Waikato, Adrian was a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center. In his spare time he enjoys photography, skiing and travel.
- Dr Adrian Dorrington
- Senior Lecturer - Engineering