Special Architecture to Break Speed Barriers in Real-Time Applications for Automatic Target Recognition
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AbstractThe 3D-Flow Processor system is a new concept in very fast, real-time system architectures. The throughput of this system can reach up to 100 millin frames/sec, yet unlike currently available systems of comparable speed, it is fully programmable and extremely flexible. Algorithms for processing information from the input of multiple sensor can easily be implemented on a 3D-Flow system to achieve a real-time processing system with a very short lag time. Currently, systems of comparable speed are custom built with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) that implement fixed algorithms, rendering them inflexible. The programmability of the 3D-Flow system makes it suitable for real-time data processing applications required in a wide range of fields. The system is also highly modular and incrementally upgradeable. During phase I, the existing preliminary design of the 3D-Flow Processor will be completed after the requirement analysis of artificial intelligence based information processing systems and other commercial applications. Detailed simulations of the algorithms on the 3D-Flow will be conducted to evaluate system performance. A report on commercial applications of the system along with its cost/performance estimate will help designers make informed choices about high-speed real-time systems.
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