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Journal Articles Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing Year : 2005

Cost-Effective Video Filtering Solution for Real-Time Vision Systems

Viktor Fischer


This paper presents an efficient video filtering scheme and its implementation in a field-programmable logic device (FPLD). Since the proposed nonlinear, spatiotemporal filtering scheme is based on order statistics, its efficient implementation benefits from a bit-serial realization. The utilization of both the spatial and temporal correlation characteristics of the processed video significantly increases the computational demands on this solution, and thus, implementation becomes a significant challenge. Simulation studies reported in this paper indicate that the proposed pipelined bit-serial FPLD filtering solution can achieve speeds of up to 97.6 Mpixels/s and consumes 1700 to 2700 logic cells for the speed-optimized and area-optimized versions, respectively. Thus, the filter area represents only 6.6 to 10.5% of the Altera STRATIX EP1S25 device available on the Altera Stratix DSP evaluation board, which has been used to implement a prototype of the entire real-time vision system. As such, the proposed adaptive video filtering scheme is both practical and attractive for real-time machine vision and surveillance systems as well as conventional video and multimedia applications.
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ujm-00305383 , version 1 (25-07-2008)


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Viktor Fischer, Rastislav Lukáč, Karl Martin. Cost-Effective Video Filtering Solution for Real-Time Vision Systems. Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 2005, 2005 (13), pp.2026-2042. ⟨ujm-00305383⟩
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