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Hardware Algorithms For Connectivity Analysis, Target Tracking And Object Characterization
Author(s): Thomas M. Seitzler; Richard G. Burford
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Paper Abstract

Machine Vision and Image Processing have been limited to slow software techniques for object definition, measurement and characterization. Such software is now available in a hardware module implementation. The hardware provides sixteen parameters for up to 255 parent or child blobs in 1/30th second, real-time. Among the parameters are Connectivity Analysis; Area and Centre of Area; Location, Elongation and Orientation; and Shape Discrimination. Target tracking is possible using these parameters. Hardware organization and configuration will be described briefly along with existing and potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0829, Applications of Digital Image Processing X, (18 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942149
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Seitzler, Perception Engineering Inc. (United States)
Richard G. Burford, Vision Systems Limited (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0829:
Applications of Digital Image Processing X
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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