ARCHITECTURE FOR A RECONFIGURABLE COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$199,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1644
Agency Tracking Number:
1644
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2887 North Pascal, Roseville, MN, 55113
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert C. Fitch
Sole Proprietor
() -
Business Contact:
ROBERT C. FITCH
SOLE PROPRIETOR
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ARCHITECTURAL FEASIBILITY OF A GENERIC COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM COMPOSED OF HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSORS IS EXAMINED. THE STUDY FOCUSSES ON ISSUES SUCH AS THE NATURE OF THE HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSORS FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES, NETWORK REALIZATION TRADEOFFS, AND COMMON MODULE INTERFACES. THE GENERIC COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE DEMANDS IMPOSED BY FUTURE INDUSTRIAL VISION APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING GRAY SCALE PROCESSING, REAL-TIME OPERATION AND LOW COST. OUR RESEARCH TAKES ADVANTAGE OF RECENT ADVANCES IN HIGH SPEED IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURES, AND ON-GOING RESEARCH IN PROCESSOR NETWORKING STRATEGIES. THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ARE 1) THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON PROCESSING MODULES FOR FUTURE COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM APPLICATIONS, AND 2) THE IDENTIFICATION OF FEASIBLE INTER-MODULE NETWORKING TO PERMIT COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM RECONFIGURATION FOR DIVERSE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. THE RESEARCH WILL HAVE VAST IMPLICATIONS IN THE TRANSFER OF COMPUTER VISION TECHNOLOGY TO A BROAD RANGE OF APPLICATIONS.

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