Accession Number : ADA290270
Title : Computing 3-D Motion in Custom Analog and Digital VLSI.
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
Personal Author(s) : Dron, Lisa
PDF Url : ADA290270
Report Date : 09 AUG 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 308
Abstract : This thesis examines a complete design framework for a real-time, autonomous system with specialized VLSI hardware for computing 3-D camera motion. In the proposed architecture, the first step is to determine point correspondences between two images. Two processors, a CCD array edge detector and a mixed analog(digital binary block correlator, are proposed for this task. The report is divided into three parts. Part I covers the algorithmic analysis; part II describes the design and test of a 32 times 32 CCD edge detector fabricated through MOSIS; and part III compares the design of the mixed analog(digital correlator to a fully digital implementation.
Descriptors : *COMPUTATIONS, *GROUND MOTION, ALGORITHMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, EDGES, ARRAYS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, THESES, VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION, THREE DIMENSIONAL, IMAGES, SELF OPERATION, MIXING, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, HYBRID COMPUTERS, CORRELATORS, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES.
Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE