Accession Number : ADP008653

Title :   Optical Morphological Image Processor,

Corporate Author : ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG UNIV (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Lohman, Gary E. ; Brenner, K. -H.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Images in the natural sciences often posses distinctive topologies, thus rendering order statistics better suited for image processing than more traditional linear filtering. A useful subclass of order statistics based on binary images is mathematical morphology. Mathematical morphology is also well suited to an optical implementation. Optical mathematical morphology can be performed at a frame rate of 10-100 kHz, thus permitting real-time non-linear image processing in many applications. Our proposed optical architecture also allows for programmable parallel processing of very large images, under control of a small electronic micro-processor.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *OPTICAL IMAGES, *MORPHOLOGY, LINEAR FILTERING, ORDER STATISTICS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, MICROPROCESSORS.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE