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CNN computer for high-speed visual inspection
Author(s): Rodrigo Montufar-Chaveznava; Domingo Guinea; Maria C. Garcia-Alegre; Victor M. Preciado
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Paper Abstract

An image entails a huge amount of data and information. For this reason, image synthesis and analysis by computer systems requires a high processing time. This represents a handicap in systems where real time processing or an immediate interpretation is demanded as in visual inspection industrial applications. Present work, introduces a computer architecture for the construction of a compact real-time system for high speed visual inspection. The vision system is essentially a Cellular Neural Network Computer (CNN-C) basically composed of a Cellular Neural Network Universal Machine (CNN-UM), an analog memory, an imager and a control unit with mixed-signal properties. This prototype has some limitations, but represents the first approximation of a new kind of systems for visual inspection. The CNN-C prototype will be tested in visual inspection of paper, metal and polymer surfaces. Besides the CNN-C can be used in many other image processing tasks, such as coding, singularity detection or multiresolution representation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4301, Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection IX, (4 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.420917
Show Author Affiliations
Rodrigo Montufar-Chaveznava, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
Domingo Guinea, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
Maria C. Garcia-Alegre, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
Victor M. Preciado, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4301:
Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection IX
Martin A. Hunt, Editor(s)

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