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An Image Processing System Employing Network Processors Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005725D
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-31

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The Prior Art Database

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Amir NOY
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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.