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A Programmable Processor For Real-Time Feature Extraction
Author(s): Timothy J. Ellis
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and operation of a high-speed micro-programmable processor, incorporated into an instrument to extract and classify measurement features from an edge-coded binary image in real-time. The processor is based on the AMD29300 family of 32-bit bipolar processors, incorporating a hardware multiplier and floating-point processor. The hardware is designed primarily to extract measurement features from line- scan-based image sensors (e.g. linear CCD arrays, laser scanners, etc.) but would also accept images from frame-based (e.g. TV, CCD area array) sensors operating in non-interlaced mode. The hardware is currently designed to accept the edge-encoded data at up to 10MHz and can cope with scan widths up to 65336 pixels, with a maximum of 50 objects across the scan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0848, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VI, (19 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942808
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Timothy J. Ellis, The City University Northampton Square (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0848:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VI
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall, Editor(s)

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