An Image Processing System Employing Network Processors
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
An inspection system includes image acquisition means acquiring an image of an article to be inspected and packaging the image into stream of image packets, each of which corresponds to a portion of the image. A required image processing step may be indicated in the packet. The image packets are distributed to an available processor, in an array of processors, operative to perform a desired image processing operation on the image packet and to forward a modified image packet to another destination. At the new destination a modified image packet is either further modified and forwarded to another processing destination, or is combined with other modified image packets and then further processed to detect defects.