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TIM: A Compact Architecture For A Real-Time Vision System
Author(s): Jacek Maitan
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a proposed new parallel architecture, Torus Integrated Machine (TIM) which is designed to incorporate physical compactness, dedicated analog hardware and programmability. Since any typical short-range relaxation algorithm maps into the proposed hardware, the machine could be an ideal testbed for early-vision algorithms (e.g. edge detection, binocular stereo, motion, color, structure from motion.) The toroidal topology enables us to integrate, on a single panel, an entire set of dedicated algorithms, assembled into a self-feeding pipeline and executed in parallel. The result is a low-volume, portable vision machine thousands of times faster than current supercomputers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1099, Advances in Image Compression and Automatic Target Recognition, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960470
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Jacek Maitan, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1099:
Advances in Image Compression and Automatic Target Recognition
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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