Recommended by Dragomir Milojevic A high-speed analog VLSI image acquisition and low-level image processing system are presented. The architecture of the chip is based on a dynamically reconfigurable SIMD processor array. The chip features a massively parallel architecture enabling the computation of programmable mask-based image processing in each pixel.… (More)
We present an invariant of a three-dimensional manifold with a framed knot in it based on the Reidemeister torsion of an acyclic complex of Euclidean geometric origin. To show its nontriviality, we calculate the invariant for some framed (un)knots in lens spaces. Our invariant is related to a finite-dimensional fermionic topological quantum field theory.
A high speed VLSI image sensor including some pre-processing algorithms is described in this paper. The sensor implements some low-level image processing in a massively parallel strategy in each pixel of the sensor. Spatial gradients, various convolutions as Sobel or Laplacian operators are described and implemented on the circuit. Each pixel includes a… (More)
Raw output data from image sensors tends to exhibit a form of bias due to slight on-die variations between pho-todetectors, as well as between amplifiers. The resulting bias, called fixed pattern noise (FPN), is often corrected by subtracting its value, estimated through calibration, from the sensor's raw signal. This paper introduces an on-line scene-based… (More)