Accession Number : ADA192833

Title :   Image Processing Using a Parallel Architecture.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hodges, Billy R

PDF Url : ADA192833

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This study developed a set of low level image processing on a parallel computer that allows concurrent processing of images in order to support development of systems that use multiple images to gather information. The parallel computer used is a collection of powerful processors connected in a hypercube topology. The software developed simplifies the interface between the parallel computer and the applications developer by providing a library of functions in the C programming language. These functions are used to control 'image processor programs' that run independently in the parallel computer and perform the image processing operations. The complexities of the parallel processor are hidden and replaced with a flexible structure specifically designed for image processing. This structure provides a simplified interface, but also acts as a framework to which additional image processing operations can be added. Keywords: Image processing, Convolution, Parallel processing.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, INTERFACES, LOW LEVEL, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, PROCESSING, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SIMPLIFICATION, TOPOLOGY, THESES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE