5 September 1989 TIM: A Compact Architecture For A Real-Time Vision System
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This paper discusses a proposed new parallel architecture, Torus Integrated Machine (TIM) which is designed to incorporate physical compactness, dedicated analog hardware and programmability. Since any typical short-range relaxation algorithm maps into the proposed hardware, the machine could be an ideal testbed for early-vision algorithms (e.g. edge detection, binocular stereo, motion, color, structure from motion.) The toroidal topology enables us to integrate, on a single panel, an entire set of dedicated algorithms, assembled into a self-feeding pipeline and executed in parallel. The result is a low-volume, portable vision machine thousands of times faster than current supercomputers.
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Jacek Maitan, "TIM: A Compact Architecture For A Real-Time Vision System", Proc. SPIE 1099, Advances in Image Compression and Automatic Target Recognition, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960470; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960470


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