Successful establishing of point correspondences between consecutive image frames is important in tasks such as visual odometry, structure from motion or simultaneous localization and mapping. In this paper, we describe the architecture of the compact, energy-efficient dedicated hardware processors, enabling fast feature detection and matching .
Real time video surveillance and inspection is complex task, requiring processing large amount of image data. Performing this task in each node of a multi-camera system requires high performance and power efficient architecture of the smart camera. Such solution, based on a Xilinx Zynq heterogeneous FPGA (Field Programmable Logic Array) is presented in this… (More)