AEi’s history of innovating the process of active alignment of camera lenses to image sensors has led to our proprietary algorithms for achieving the optimal camera performance in the fastest time.

Traditionally camera modules were assembled passively – without utilizing information from the image sensor. Some cameras are assembled using the image sensor information only to adjust the lens height from the sensor. The AEi CMAT Modular system uses the image sensor to actively align the lens in 5 degrees of freedom for single lens cameras or 6 degrees of freedom for multi-lens array cameras. Active alignment is the only way to maximize the camera performance by removing manufacturing variations in the lenses, housings and sensor assemblies.

AEi’s rapid active alignment hardware and software provide unparalleled capability:

  • Adjustment of height of the optical center of the lens – Ensure your camera is optimized for the focal distance the application requires
  • Correction of optical axis variation in the lens by adjusting the pitch and roll of the lens relative to the sensor – Maximize focal performance of the camera as you move toward the edges of the frame
  • Alignment of the lens optical axis to the image sensor center – Take advantage of the lens optimal performance at its center
  • Maximize stereoscopic camera depth perception by aligning optical axes and pixels of each “eye”
  • Balancing optical performance of multi-lens array cameras with the utilization of all six degrees of freedom
  • Unique optics to enable alignment of cameras for virtually any focal distance
  • Optical solutions for alignment of wide field-of-view (FOV) lenses, including surround view, 180-190° FOV or fisheye lenses
  • Proprietary algorithms and hardware which realize the best lens position in the fastest time