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Vertically integrated photonic multichip module architecture for vision applications
Author(s): Armand R. Tanguay; B. Keith Jenkins; Christoph von der Malsburg; Bartlett Mel; Gary Holt; John D. O'Brien; Irving Biederman; Anupam Madhukar; Patrick Nasiatka; Yunsong Huang
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Paper Abstract

The development of a truly smart camera, with inherent capability for low latency semi-autonomous object recognition, tracking, and optimal image capture, has remained an elusive goal notwithstanding tremendous advances in the processing power afforded by VLSI technologies. These features are essential for a number of emerging multimedia- based applications, including enhanced augmented reality systems. Recent advances in understanding of the mechanisms of biological vision systems, together with similar advances in hybrid electronic/photonic packaging technology, offer the possibility of artificial biologically-inspired vision systems with significantly different, yet complementary, strengths and weaknesses. We describe herein several system implementation architectures based on spatial and temporal integration techniques within a multilayered structure, as well as the corresponding hardware implementation of these architectures based on the hybrid vertical integration of multiple silicon VLSI vision chips by means of dense 3D photonic interconnections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386880
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Armand R. Tanguay, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
B. Keith Jenkins, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Christoph von der Malsburg, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Bartlett Mel, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Gary Holt, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
John D. O'Brien, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Irving Biederman, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Anupam Madhukar, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Patrick Nasiatka, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Yunsong Huang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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