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Development of a smart and reconfigurable electronic imaging system

Symeou Andreas

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Year 2015
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Andreas Symeou, "Development of a smart and reconfigurable electronic imaging system", Diploma Work, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2015
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The continuous development of hardware performance, in order to achieve higher data bandwidth transfer and integrate peripherals with minimal time and effort, has led to consumer available products capable of more specialized applications. For many years the development of an advanced, smart and reconfigurable electronic imaging system was extremely difficult due to hardware limitations. Modern solid state imagers deliver high image quality with high frame rates, when on the same time, driven by the industry trend for better performing cameras, have promising future development. On the other hand, high performance from the supporting hardware is demanded. This thesis introduces an innovative reconfigurable platform supporting various imagers with different characteristics and capable of controlling imaging parameters. The platform exploits characteristics of the USB Video Class (UVC) to transfer the RAW pixel data captured by the imager, achieving high frame rates. Image quality varies as the platform can exploit modern hardware to process the frames captured by the imager, according to the demands of a given application. As a first step the system is introduced in applications such as low light imaging, real time human vision emulation and image processing with high image quality.

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