Real-Time Image Vector Processor: RTIVP

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$199,798.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
286
Agency Tracking Number:
30877
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aspex Inc.
536 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Randall L. Luck
V. P. Research and Development
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Proposed Innovation is real-time hardware for image processing, image understanding and machine vision that will achieve significant performance increases over current systems by implementing a set of operations required to support a specific set of algorithms. These algorithms are intended to process and analyze multiple, parallel partial derivative images or "Jet bundles" which provide a framework for describing the local structure of objects in images at a point. The goal of Phase I of this project is to perform the technical research and detailed engineering design of a second stage system to selectively analyze the resulting partial derivative jet bundles from a first stage processor. It will use both top-down and bottom-up control strategies to selectively perform linear and non-linear vector and matrix operations on the jet bundles. It will perform these algorithms at real-time video frame rates. In its final implementation, it will achieve orders of magnitude performance increases over currently available systems by implementing only the operations required to support a specific set of algorithms.

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