This dissertation describes investigations that have been made in
order to find an optimized hardware architecture with respect to
three typical matching processes in image analysis. The three
matching processes are denoted the Token Constellation Method, the
Triangle Method and the Simulated Annealing Method. They all have
as their objectives to match objects in two images of the same
scene, but taken from slightly different positions possibly under
different lighting conditions and/or with slightly different
orientations of the camera. The matching method denoted the
"Simulated Annealing Method"has been developed in conjunction with
the work on this thesis and has not previously been described.
Also, during this project a combined image acquisition and
compression board has been developed for a NASA sounding rocket.
This circuit, a so-called Lightning Imager, is also described.
Finally an optimized hardware architecture has been proposed in
relation to the three matching methods mentioned above. Because of
the cost required to physically implement and test the developed
architecture, it has been decided todocument the performance of
the architecture through theoretical proofs only.
|Place of Publication||Lyngby|
|Publisher||IAU / DTU|
|Number of pages||100|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|