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Achieving high throughput with COTS multicomputers: infrared search and track case study
Author(s): Robert F. Cody; Kevin J. Ames
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Paper Abstract

Real-time embedded image processing applications are being implemented on commercial multicomputers. The use of programmable signal processing provides increased adaptability to higher performance robust algorithms and flexibility for future modifications. Efficient implementation on these architectures are a technical challenges to the development of cost effective solutions. This paper describes the implementation of a real-time infrared search and track (IRST) algorithm on a commercial off the shelf (COTS) multicomputer. It provides information about problem partitioning onto the processor including designing for scalability to varying numbers of processors. It provides lessons learned about implementation of the algorithm onto the processor including efficiency issues. It discusses portability of software while optimizing the implementation for a specific microprocessor and making use of vendor proprietary algorithm libraries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3061, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII, (13 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280371
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Robert F. Cody, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Kevin J. Ames, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3061:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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