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Processing Of Infrared Images By Multiple Microcomputer System
Author(s): R. R. Schell; U. R. Kodres; H. Amir; J. Wasson; T. F. Tao
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Paper Abstract

The processing of digitized infrared images in real time requires more processing power than usually provided by a single sequential processor. A system of tightly-coupled 16 bit microcomputers (INTEL 8612) is being developed to provide the needed computational capa-city. This paper first describes an image processing program for detection of moving targets in infrared images. It then describes how several microcomputers on a system bus form a cluster and how a complete star bus switch network permits memory references between clusters. The operating system allocates code and data segments to memory in order to minimize bus contention. Several computational processes are multiprogrammed on each microcomputer. Criteria for partitioning the algorithms into explicit processes and segments is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959254
Show Author Affiliations
R. R. Schell, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
U. R. Kodres, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
H. Amir, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
J. Wasson, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
T. F. Tao, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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