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Massively parallel image processing with a new integral multifunctional video sensor
Author(s): Sergey L. Vinogradov; Vitaly E. Shubin
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Paper Abstract

Novel integral videosensor and its possible application for real-time operation in machine vision, robotics, and visual communication are discussed. This sensor is a solid-state photoelectric structure with memory (PESM), which consists of semiconductor, insulator, and metal layers, wherein visual information is registered, stored, and processed as 2D charge and potential patterns. So, the PESM operates as a multifunctional device utilizing massively parallel processing due to internal interactions between charge and potential patters, induced electric fields, and incident illumination. That is why it may be effectively applied to the real- time visual processing optoelectronic systems. In this report we would like to propose some ideas and methods of the PESM applications in intellectual machine vision system. The basic image operations of the PESM, namely subtraction and correlation, allows one to solve in real time the main problems concerned with the selection of a required object with subsequent tracking, pointing, and guidance. It is essential that in these and similiar PESM applications for the optoelectronic system the usage of additional electronics is minimized, involving its substantially lower prime cost compared with the now existing systems. As we suppose, the possible applications of the PESM as an intellectual 'supervideosensor' that combines a high quality imager and a high-capacity processor, may be widely extended.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2488, Visual Information Processing IV, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212007
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey L. Vinogradov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vitaly E. Shubin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2488:
Visual Information Processing IV
Friedrich O. Huck; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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