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Sonar Image Processing System II Upgrade. Phase 1: Selection of Computing Platform

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Technical Report

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Defence Research Establishment Atlantic Dartmouth, N.S. Canada

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Barrodale Computing Services, under contract to DRENEDRD, had previously implemented sonar image processing algorithms on a DECUnix platform utilizing the ILLUSTRA database system and ENVIIIDL software. Since the end of those contracts, there have been changes to the database and image processing packages as well as a significant increase in computing power available in relatively inexpensive PC-platforms and workstations. The goal of this contract was the porting of the previously developed software to new, more powerful computers utilizing the current versions of the database and image processing software. The contract consisted of two phases 1 the analysis of the best hardware-software configuration for the system 2 the purchase of the suggested hardwaresoftware and the implementation of the sonar image processing system. The first part of the report - Phase I describes the various computer options for the system in terms of cost and performance. The second part of the report - Phase II - describes the implementation of the sonar Imaging software on the new system, includes a users manual, and has suggestions for future work.

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