Advanced Real-Time Vision System and Architecture

ARVISA - 5225

Keywords embedded systems, image processing, OCR, open systems, optical inspection, standards, vision system architectures, vision system development environments, vision systems

Start Date: 01 February 1991 / Duration: 41 months / Status: ongoing

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a flexible approach to the development of real-time computer vision systems

Objectives and Approach

The strength of the ARVISA system is based on the direct mapping between a user-friendly image processing application development environment and target-system solutions based on modular hardware and software. This allows the application engineering work to be preserved over successive generations of hardware implementations.

Three application prototypes are being used to validatethe system, namely, wood inspection, the inspection of IC's and the reading of bank cheques. These applications represent a cross-section of important industrial applications of optical inspection and OCR.

Specifications of the software and hardware modules are complete. First prototypes of most of the subsystems have been demonstrated. A prototype of the wood inspection application has been demonstrated. A feasibility at the software level has been completed for the other applications.

The approach developed in this project is being more fully implemented and evaluated in the ARVISA II project (8104).


Francis Chapuis
Thomson-CSF-Laboratoire Electronique de Rennes
Avenue de Belle-Fontaine
F-35510 Cesson Sevigne
tel: +33 99254261
fax: +33 99254334


Thomson-CSF-Laboratoire Electronique de Rennes [F]
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft -IITB [D]
Krupp Elektronik GmbH [D]
Matra CAP Systemes [F]
Synoptics Ltd [UK]

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ARVISA - 5225, December 1993

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