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MIMD computer system for cargo inspection
Author(s): Raman B. Paranjape; Ivy Ho; Anguel Novoselsky; Thomas Feather; Stuart Berkowitz
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Paper Abstract

A recently developed computer system is described which automatically analyzes X-ray images of carry-on baggage to identify potential threat-type objects for airport security. The system uses a PC front-end and a MIMD parallel processing unit for image processing and analysis. The system is capable of real-time operation and is capable of over 0.5 GFLOPS. The system is able to identify most threat with over 95% accuracy, and a false alarm rate of about 13%. This image analysis system could be relatively easily modified to be used for cargo inspection applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2276, Cargo Inspection Technologies, (6 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189170
Show Author Affiliations
Raman B. Paranjape, Array Systems Computing Inc. (Canada)
Ivy Ho, Array Systems Computing Inc. (Canada)
Anguel Novoselsky, Array Systems Computing Inc. (Canada)
Thomas Feather, Array Systems Computing Inc. (Canada)
Stuart Berkowitz, Array Systems Computing Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2276:
Cargo Inspection Technologies
Andre H. Lawrence, Editor(s)

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