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Smart CCD Camera for Real-time Programmable Image Processing using cellular Neural Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28679
Amount: $69,495.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4138 Luff Ct
Okemos, MI 48864
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Gamze Erten
 (517) 349-4544
Business Contact
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Research Institution

In spite of the rapid advances in the speed and density of electronic components, a compact hardware package providing a complete real-time solution to vision problems remains beyond the capabilities of currently available technology. This project proposes to develop a smart CCD camera using a temporal cellular neural network architecture that can perform a variety of iconic operations in real-time. The programmable features combined with the planned execution of post processing algorithms on a conventional microprocessor will enable this smart camera module to be used as a general-purpose image processing engine capable of edge finding, motion and dept computations. As a result, the proposed system will be practical in a wide array of settings, such as advanced manufacturing, hazardous material handing, and navigation, as well in a variety of commercial, and eventually, consumer video systems. The Phase I effort will be directed towards proof of concept through system simulation of the smart camera. In addition, the architectural issues involved in interfacing with a conventional microprocessor will be investigated.

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