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DreamCam: A modular FPGA-based smart camera architecture

Merwan Birem
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François Berry


DreamCam is a modular smart camera constructed with the use of an FPGA like main processing board. The core of the camera is an Altera Cyclone-III associated with a CMOS imager and six private Ram blocks. The main novel feature of our work consists in proposing a new smart camera architecture and several modules (IP) to efficiently extract and sort the visual features in real time. In this paper, extraction is performed by a Harris and Stephen filtering associated with customized modules. These modules extract, select and sort visual features in real-time. As a result, DreamCam (with such a configuration) provides a description of each visual feature in the form of its position and the grey-level template around it.
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hal-01625648 , version 1 (28-10-2017)



Merwan Birem, François Berry. DreamCam: A modular FPGA-based smart camera architecture. Journal of Systems Architecture, 2014, 60 (6), pp.519 - 527. ⟨10.1016/j.sysarc.2014.01.006⟩. ⟨hal-01625648⟩
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