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Real-Time Signal Processing With Two-Dimensional Filters
Author(s): Richard J. Jones; Joseph R. Burns; David C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the philosophy and implementation of a two-dimensional transversal (finite impulse response) filter. The filter will provide automatic background cancellation and image enhancement in real time at rates in excess of 4 megapixels per second. The paper begins by discussing the philosophy of the filtering process as applied to typical electro-optic imagery together with computer simulated images illustrating its performance. A hardware architecture is described that causes a 15- x 15-pixel scanning window to pass over the image, performing a two dimensional convolution in real time with a weighting function that is programmable under the control of a microprocessor based console. To simplify the hardware design, certain restrictions are imposed on the kernel weighting functionnamely that it must constitute a rectangularly symmetric function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0156, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV, (12 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956760
Show Author Affiliations
Richard J. Jones, Itek Corporation (United States)
Joseph R. Burns, Itek Corporation (United States)
David C. Smith, Itek Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0156:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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