The idea of a co-processor to process distributed or marked local image data is described. The architecture, format of instruction and time effects for some algorithms are pointed out. Time effects for image processing by the co-processor can be obtained from 8 to 60 times faster than for the sequential computing by a single microprocessor. The application of the microprocessor - image co-processor unit makes one s way towards industrial picture processing and analysis of binary images, grey-level images, two types of images between themselves and moving pictures as well.
P. W. Pachowicz,
"Image Processing By A Local-SIND Co-Processor", Proc. SPIE 0596, Architectures and Algorithms for Digital Image Processing III, (21 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952292