This paper presents a new image processing system intends to enhance video images transmitted from remotely piloted vehicles (R.P.Vs), or any other airphotoes in real time. The objective was to select known algorithms of image processing techniques and to develop special purpose architecture, based on pipe line processor in hardware and top down structure design in software, in order to apply these algorithms in real time. The system operator is not required to have knowledge of image processing. Interactive operations were chosen since successful image enhancement is based on the ability of the observer to detect information of interest in the final process image. The system architecture, the image processing moduls and the data base management are described briefly.
Avidan J. Akerib, Avidan J. Akerib,
"Special-purpose Interactive Real-Time Digital Image Processing System", Proc. SPIE 0579, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IV, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950841