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Industrial image-archiving applications
Author(s): Scott W. Groff; Greg J. Brown
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes various image database archiving solutions implemented by high volume semiconductor manufacturers. The solutions address the primary need of the manufacturing environment to have pictorial information and associated data instantly available throughout the manufacturing process. The problems explored in this paper include the interfacing of various devices that produce data, management of the large space requirements that image storage requires, and handling the mixing of different image formats such as NTSC and PAL. The discussion covers the collection and archiving of information from a variety of input devices such as analog video cameras, digital cameras, and scanning electron microscopes (SEM). The discussion also includes the problems and solutions of establishing a common format to allow one system to collect, merge, store, and recover a variety of pictorial information and data in one video medium. The solutions include a mix of analog and digital technology. Arguments are presented in favor of archiving images in their native format, analog or digital, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of the different formats.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1908, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases, (14 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143646
Show Author Affiliations
Scott W. Groff, Dentech Inc. (United States)
Greg J. Brown, Dentech Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1908:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases
Carlton Wayne Niblack, Editor(s)

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