24 April 1980 Supertracker: A Programmable Parallel Pipeline Arithmetic Processor For Auto-Cueing Target Processing
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Proceedings Volume 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles; (1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958569
Event: 1980 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Supertracker represents a programmable parallel pipeline computer architecture that has been designed to meet the real time image processing requirements of auto-cueing target data processing. The prototype bread-board currently under development will be designed to perform input video preprocessing and processing for 525-line and 875-line TV formats FLIR video, automatic display gain and contrast control, and automatic target cueing, classification, and tracking. The video preprocessor is capable of performing operations full frames of video data in real time, e.g., frame integration, storage, 3 x 3 convolution, and neighborhood processing. The processor architecture is being implemented using bit-slice microprogrammable arithmetic processors, operating in parallel. Each processor is capable of up to 20 million operations per second. Multiple frame memories are used for additional flexibility.
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Harold Mack, S. S. Reddi, "Supertracker: A Programmable Parallel Pipeline Arithmetic Processor For Auto-Cueing Target Processing", Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958569; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958569

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