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A Real-Time, Hardware Image Preprocessor For The DIAS Picture Information System
Author(s): Nikolaos G. Bourbakis; David F. Thurston
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the hardware design of a real-time image preprocessor to service the operation of the DIAS system. DIAS is an autonomous, multiprocessor picture information system consisting of four hierarchical levels of operation (Master Planning, Distributed Service Control, Execution and Backend). The pre-processor proposed here receives parallel image data from the environment and provides to DIAS Master-Planner-Processor a number of image features (parameters) in order to service the decision making about the input image. These image features are: size (number of pixels); type (binary, or grey level picture); total average intensity of the picture; uniformity of the picture; number of informative square areas and their size; geographical locations of the informative picture regions and their grey level averages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0858, Signal Acquisition and Processing, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.968290
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, George Mason University (United States)
Computer Technology Institute (Greece)
David F. Thurston, Norfolk Southern Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0858:
Signal Acquisition and Processing
Russell J. Niederjohn, Editor(s)

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