A Fast-Efficient parallel processing algorithm for straight line detection

Rasiq S. M., Jeevan K. M., S. Krishnakumar

Abstract


This work presents a novel method for detecting straight lines in an image at a very high speed with optimum number of processors and their functionalities. The method can be used to extract straight lines directly from an image without noise removal and pre-processing. First the square image is converted to a binary edge image using a parallel edge detection mechanism. The parallel edge detection mechanism used in this work is capable of producing edge image within a short time. Then the binary square image is transferred to a system having large number of Processing Elements (PEs). A PE has only limited jobs such as pixel scanning, compare line length with nearby PEs and transmit data to the Main Control Unit (MCU). The MCU collects data from all PEs and evaluates straight lines. Even if the number of PEs is high, it is comparatively very much less than the parallel Hough Transform method and practically implementable using recent ULSI technologies.


Keywords


Line detection, High speed, Parallel processing, RK algorithm

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v16.i3.pp1320-1326
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