JRM Vol.17 No.4 pp. 387-394
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2005.p0387


A Pixel-Parallel Algorithm for Detecting and Tracking Fast-Moving Modulated Light Signals

Shingo Kagami, Masatsugu Shinmeimae, Takashi Komuro,
Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

December 16, 2004
February 19, 2005
August 20, 2005
ID tag, optical tag, target tracking, high speed vision, vision chip

We developed a pixel-parallel image processing algorithm for detecting and tracking temporally modulated light signals for use as optical ID tags. The proposed algorithm requires no wavelength filters and obtains position information on signals at a high frame rate while decoding transmitted data. We implemented the proposed algorithm in a digital vision chip, a pixel-parallel processor embedded in a CMOS image sensor, and proved it to be operationally feasible.

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