An Implementation of a Multiplierless Hough Transform on an FPGA Platform using Hybrid-Log Arithmetic

Lee, P. and Alexiadis, E. (2008) An Implementation of a Multiplierless Hough Transform on an FPGA Platform using Hybrid-Log Arithmetic. In: SPIE Conference on Real-Time Image Processing 2008, 28th - 29th January 2008, California, USA. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper describes an implementation of the Hough Transform (HT) that uses a hybrid-log structure for the main arithmetic components instead of fixed or floating point architectures. A major advantage of this approach is a reduction in the overall computational complexity of the HT without adversely affecting its overall performance when compared to fixed point solutions. The proposed architecture is compatible with the latest FPGA architectures allowing multiple units to operate in parallel without exhausting the dedicated (but limited) on-chip signal processing resources that can instead be allocated to other image processing and classification tasks. The solution proposed is capable of performing a realtime HT on megapixel images at frame rates of up to 25 frames per second using a Xilinx Virtex4 (TM) architecture.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1637 Image Analysis, Image Processing
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 11:46
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2009 11:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14767 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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