self-scanned image sensor

self-scanned image sensor

[′self ¦skand ′im·ij ‚sen·sər]
(electronics)
A solid-state device, still in the early stages of development, which converts an optical image into a television signal without the use of an electron beam; it consists of an array of photoconductor diodes, each located at the intersection of mutually perpendicular address strips respectively connected to horizontal and vertical scan generators and video coupling circuits.