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Morphological Image Processing : Architecture and VLSI Design - P.P. Jonker

Morphological Image Processing

Architecture and VLSI Design

Paperback Published: 31st January 1993
ISBN: 9789020127669
Number Of Pages: 297

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This book describes image processing research based on the morphology of the objects in an image and a VLSI design of a Cellular Logic Processing Element for a real-time processor pipeline.
The field of image processing has spawned a number of special parallel computer architectures: the Square (SIMD), Processor Array, the Pyramid, the Linear Processor Array (or scan line array) and the Processor Pipeline. This book features a classification of low-level image processing operations, reviews some intermediate level algorithms, and gives a short introduction into computer architecture used for image and digital signal processing. Morphology-based processing images is introduced by treating cellular logic operations such as skeletonization as hit-or-miss transformations. This approach can be extended to images of higher dimensions than two and a method is described to construct hit-or-miss masks for the skeletonization of these images.
In the second part of the book a study is performed on the speed bottlenecks that can be found in the main architectural groups followed by the description of a method for the structured design of integrated, digital hardware.
The VLSI design of a CMOS Processing Element for the real-time processing of binary images and the board level design of a scalable processor pipeline for a real-time low-level processing of grey value images is described in detail.
Finally, a computer architecture for low and intermediate processing of two and three dimensional images if proposed.

Summaryp. 1
Table of Contentsp. 3
List of Symbolsp. 8
Introductionp. 11
Image processing algorithmsp. 19
Image processing tasksp. 19
Low-level image processing operationsp. 22
Description of some intermediate level operationsp. 33
Requirements for image processor architecturesp. 41
Image processing architecturesp. 43
Classifications of architecturesp. 43
Uni- and Multi-processorsp. 48
MIMD systemsp. 52
SIMD systemsp. 54
Pipelinesp. 57
Morphology based image processingp. 67
Cellular logic processingp. 69
Conditions for multi-dimensional thinningp. 89
Pipelined low level image processingp. 131
Devices for cellular logic processingp. 132
Design aspects of real-time low-level image processorsp. 142
A design method for special architecturesp. 171
The architecture of a Cellular Logic Processing Elementp. 184
A real-time pipeline for low level image processingp. 214
Toward an architecture for low- and inter-mediate level 2D and 3D image processingp. 227
Design aspects of a 3D image processing architecturep. 227
Design aspects of an intermediate level image processing architecturep. 230
General design considerationsp. 241
Draft architecture and description of constituting partsp. 244
Implementation of low-level 2D Operationsp. 252
Implementation of low-level 3D Operationsp. 254
Intermediate level algorithmsp. 259
Conclusionsp. 263
Referencesp. 269
Samenvattingp. 285
Appendix Ap. 287
Maskset for thinning in 2D (a)p. 287
Maskset for thinning in 2D (b)p. 288
Maskset for thinning in 3Dp. 289
Appendix Bp. 291
Appendix Cp. 292
Acknowledgementsp. 295
Curriculum Vitaep. 297
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ISBN: 9789020127669
ISBN-10: 9020127667
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 31st January 1993
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44