FPGA implementation of hot spot detection in infrared video.

Walczyk, Robert, Armitage, Alistair and Binnie, David (2010) FPGA implementation of hot spot detection in infrared video. In: IET Irish Systems & Signals Conference, 2010 June, Cork. (Unpublished)

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This paper describes a Hardware Description Language (HDL) based fully customizable module for real-time infrared (IR) hot spot detection and feature extraction from a video stream. The aim of the research was to investigate and evaluate possible solutions for object detection using connected component labelling that could be implemented within a streaming video embedded processing platform as a hardware accelerator. The proposed algorithm is based on a single-pass approach; this guarantees real-time processing together with very low resource utilisation. The hardware implementation was verifed on a Xilinx XUP V2P (XC2VP30 FPGA) development board with an IR camera module interfaced as a real-time video source. The system was tested with an image resolution of 640 x 480 processing input data at a speed of 30fps which was limited by the bandwidth of the camera.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: FPGA; infrared; object detection; labelling;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3830
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2010 14:59
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 14:18

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