User directed view synthesis on omap processors

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2009
Yıldız, Mürsel
In this thesis, real time image rendering for hand held devices is studied according to user’s view point choice and using image frames with corresponding depth maps obtained from 2 different cameras, of which positions on coordinate system is known. User’s view point choice is restricted to the area between right, and left cameras. Occlusion handling methods for image rendering systems is explored and discussed together with frame enhancement techniques. Median filtering is studied for multicolor image frames and post processing methods are discussed for image enhancement at the end of rendering algorithm. In this thesis, OMAP3530 microprocessor is used as the main processor which processes suggested rendering algorithm with occlusion handling and frame enhancement. proposed algorithms are implemented on DSP core and ARM cores of OMAP3530 separately and their performances are evaluated through experiments. Embedded Linux (Kernel-2.6.22) is run as the operating system for applications. Driver usage together with devices for Linux embedded operating system is explored and studied. 3 boards are used for the realization of proposed system. OMAP35x EVM board from Mistral Solutions Company is used for processor utilization, high resolution LCD utilization, system monitoring, user interface and communication purposes. Two daughter cards are designed for user view point determination. First daughter card handles communication process with EVM board and calculates view point according to input from second daughter card with single axis response GYRO sensor (ADIS16060). Spartan®-3A DSP FPGA family is utilized in this system for view point determination. DSP slices that are hardly present inside gate arrays of this FPGA family are utilized and their performance is studied. Asynchronous memory interface, i2c bus interface, SPI interface are studied and implemented on FPGA.

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Citation Formats
M. Yıldız, “User directed view synthesis on omap processors,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.