Multiprocessor Station (MIPS)
Final rept. Apr 96-Jan 99
NICHOLS RESEARCH CORP HUNTSVILLE AL
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The objective of the MultiProcessor Station MIPS effort was to establish a software development environment to maximize cross platform portability of image and video processing software maximize the utilization of available multiprocessors on intelligence workstations and maximize the life span and minimize the life cycle cost of software. The end product is an object based visual programming environment in which image and video data and operations are represented by icons an environment which permits mixing of legacy code and new development a framework providing the capability to visually program new algorithms without writing any source code tight integration of the constructor mode with the main window mode means that new algorithms can be developed and easily installed on any computer with MIPS software the image cube object, which is used to store all imagery and video, makes it possible for all image processing algorithms to be applied to all types of data versatility for exploiters of multi-spectral imagery, in that processing and display of image bands can be tightly controlled, easily modified, and packaged for widespread use the environment demonstrates portability across platforms, software reusability, adaptability to various multiprocessor configurations, and extensibility to other application areas i.e. signal processing.