14. Example Applications

  1. Donald G. Bailey

Published Online: 2 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470828519.ch14

Design for Embedded Image Processing on FPGAs

Design for Embedded Image Processing on FPGAs

How to Cite

Bailey, D. G. (2011) Example Applications, in Design for Embedded Image Processing on FPGAs, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470828519.ch14

Author Information

  1. Massey University, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470828496

Online ISBN: 9780470828519



  • Coloured Region Tracking;
  • field programmable gate array (FPGA);
  • Foveal Sensor;
  • Lens Distortion Correction


In coloured region tracking, it was desired to create a gesture-based user input. Rather than operate in a completely unstructured environment, it was decided to use coloured paddles to provide the input gestures. Lens distortion correction can be broken into two phases: the first is calibration, which determines the distortion parameters, and the second is to use the distortion model and calibration parameters to correct the distortion within an image. The primary applications of a foveal sensor are in pattern recognition and tracking. The use of the sensor for object tracking is described briefly. This chapter illustrates the design of a number of embedded image processing systems implemented using field programmable gate array (FPGA).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

field programmable gate arrays; image processing