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Multi-Channel Visual Polynomial Computing From Zero-Crossings As Compressed Image Data
Author(s): Sunanda Mitra; Thomas F Krile; Mark Heinrich
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Paper Abstract

The neural computing scheme of image reconstruction by the human visual system has been modeled by multi-scale zero-crossings as unique representations of bandlimited polynomial functions. The exact analytical development of such a model and its computer simulation are quite complex tasks. We propose a novel scheme for optical implementation of image reconstruction by synthesizing optical filters involving multiple orthogonal channels. Alternatively the zero crossing operator, i.e. the LOG (Laplacian of Gaussian) operator can also be implemented in a specially designed associative network. A combination of optical implementation and computer simulation of this image reconstruction model may provide exciting insight into the neural mechanisms in the human visual system as well as lead to the development of a real time hybrid signal processing system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0882, Neural Network Models for Optical Computing, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944106
Show Author Affiliations
Sunanda Mitra, Texas Tech University (United States)
Thomas F Krile, Texas Tech University (United States)
Mark Heinrich, BDM Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0882:
Neural Network Models for Optical Computing
Ravindra A. Athale; Joel Davis, Editor(s)

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