6 October 1994 MIMD computer system for cargo inspection
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A recently developed computer system is described which automatically analyzes X-ray images of carry-on baggage to identify potential threat-type objects for airport security. The system uses a PC front-end and a MIMD parallel processing unit for image processing and analysis. The system is capable of real-time operation and is capable of over 0.5 GFLOPS. The system is able to identify most threat with over 95% accuracy, and a false alarm rate of about 13%. This image analysis system could be relatively easily modified to be used for cargo inspection applications.
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Raman B. Paranjape, Raman B. Paranjape, Ivy Ho, Ivy Ho, Anguel Novoselsky, Anguel Novoselsky, Thomas Feather, Thomas Feather, Stuart Berkowitz, Stuart Berkowitz, "MIMD computer system for cargo inspection", Proc. SPIE 2276, Cargo Inspection Technologies, (6 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189170; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.189170


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