SWFTEC is developing software and hardware for real-time processing of
visual information to extract 3D models and analyse the 3D information
for various applications. The primary hardware will be camera module
assemblies. The above pictures show two circuits that have been used to
test different aspects of the vision processing problem. The first
circuit used two CMOS, NTSC analog output camera modules with a hybrid
analog-digital processing circuit. The timing was controlled by a digital
circuit and the actual video processing was done by an analog circuit. This
performed as an automatic split image range finder. The joystick was used to
select an area of interest to measure the distance to. The second circuit
has two digital output CMOS camera modules. Its an all digital circuit
that was used to test some high speed math processing methods.
There is a third version, that is not shown, which is a single digital CMOS camera module
processor that was used to test some other methods. A fourth version is now
in the works.