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Parallel DC notch filter
Author(s): Kam-cheung Kwok; Ming-kam Chan
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Paper Abstract

In the process of image acquisition, the object of interest may not be evenly illuminated. So an image with shading irregularities would be produced. This type of image is very difficult to analyze. Consequently, a lot of research work concentrates on this problem. In order to remove the light illumination problem, one of the methods is to filter the image. The dc notch filter is one of the spatial domain filters used for reducing the effect of uneven light illumination on the image. Although the dc notch filter is a spatial domain filter, it is still rather time consuming to apply, especially when it is implemented on a microcomputer. To overcome the speed problem, a parallel dc notch filter is proposed. Based on the separability of the algorithm dc of notch filter, image parallelism (parallel image processing model) is used. To improve the performance of the microcomputer, an INMOS IMS B008 Module Mother Board with four IMS T800-17 is installed in the microcomputer. In fact, the dc notch filter is implemented on the transputer network. This parallel dc notch filter creates a great improvement in the computation time of the filter in comparison with the sequential one. Furthermore, the speed-up is used to analyze the performance of the parallel algorithm. As a result, parallel implementation of the dc notch filter on a transputer network gives a real-time performance of this filter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1567, Applications of Digital Image Processing XIV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50859
Show Author Affiliations
Kam-cheung Kwok, Hong Kong Baptist College (Hong Kong)
Ming-kam Chan, Hong Kong Baptist College (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1567:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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