Image Processing Environment And Language

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$66,262.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19698
Agency Tracking Number:
19698
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2800 28th Street, Suite 101, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Kay
(310) 314-3587
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
COGNITECH, INC. PROPOSES THE CREATION OF THE "IMPEL: IMAGE PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT AND LANGUAGE," WHICH COMBINES A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, AND A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC COMPILER INTO A POWERFUL IMAGE PROCESSING TOOLS. THE IMPEL SYSTEM INCLUDES A NEW VERY HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE (VHLL) DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TASK OF IMAGE PROCESSING, AND WILL FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS. THE IMPEL LANGUAGE WILL PRODUCE CODE TO RUN ON SCIENTIFIC WORK STATIONS AND CAN POTENTIALLY PRODUCE CODE TO RUN HIGHLY PARALLEL PROCESSED ARCHITECTURES. IMPEL WILL PROVIDE: 1) A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE FOR IMAGE PROCESSING. THE IMPEL LANGUAGE WILL PROVIDE USERS WITH THE EXPRESSIBILITY NECESSARY TO EASILY IMPLEMENT IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS, BUT WITHOUT THE OVERHEAD REQUIRED IN A GENERAL PURPOSE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. 2) A COMPILER THAT TRANSLATES THE IMPEL LANGUAGE INTO MACHINE CODE. THE IMPEL COMPILER CAN POTENTIALLY PRODUCE CODE THAT PERFORMS COMPUTATIONS AS FAST AS, OR FASTER THAN, HAND CODED PROGRAMS WRITTEN IN A GENERAL PURPOSE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. 3) A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE THAT MANIPULATES IMAGES IN MUCH THE SAME WAY THAT A SPREADSHEET PROGRAM MANIPULATES NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS.

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