Amanda Tomlinson Rose Hills
Millimeter scale CMOS imager
Technology has improved many aspects of our lives, but some of the largest changes have come in medicine. One large area of improvement is developing sensors that continuously monitor human health. These sensors need to be small enough to be non-invasive, and be low power so they can be used for a long time without being replaced. The aim of my research is to design and fabricate a small (2mm x 2mm), low power CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) camera to use in MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems). Lower power consumption will make the camera integrate easily into products that run on battery or need to dedicate resources to wireless communication or other tasks. Its small size will allow it to be used in medical observation, smart buildings or any other application with size or power constraints.