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Accelerating image processing capability using graphics processors
Author(s): Jason Dale; Gordon Cain; Brad Zell
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Paper Abstract

In the last few years, consumer Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) have been evolving from fixed-function display generators into general purpose parallel computers. We have explored the potential uses and limitations of this emerging technology as a video coprocessor for real-time image processing applications such as video enhancement, tracking, video stabilisation and multi-sensor fusion. We show how a GPU can be used to implement and accelerate some of these common tasks and show our results. We also address the problem of integrating a GPU into a rugged system in order to deploy this capability into the environments encountered in many defence and security applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7113, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V, 71130P (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799630
Show Author Affiliations
Jason Dale, Vision4ce Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Gordon Cain, Vision4ce Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Brad Zell, Vision4ce LLC. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7113:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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