Image Segmentation Using the Military Specification 1750A Microprocessor.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The use of digital computers to process various types of sensor data is becoming increasingly common, in both civilian and military applications. One example of this use is the enhancement of photographs to increase their clarity, or emphasize a particular detail. Previously, the computers used to perform this processing was done in specialized circuits, mainframe or minicomputers. More recently, extremely powerful microprocessors have become available that show potential to be applied in this area. This thesis explores a particular class of image processing, known as image Segmentation, implemented on a particular microprocessor. The microprocessor is the Fairchild F9450, the first civilian version of the 1750A military specification microprocessor. This microprocessor, along with its associated chip set, appears well suited to image processing, having high speed capability, direct floating point arithmethic instructions, multiprocessing capacity, and the ability to address up to sixteen megabytes of memory. Additionally, a sophisticated software development tool set, known as Microprocessor Pascal, is available to develop and test software for the 1750AF9450 microprocessor. This tool set allows software to be developed on the VAX-11780 minicomputer, targeted for final use on the 1750AF9450.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware