Real time traffic sign recognition system on FPGA

Irmak, Hasan
In this thesis, a new algorithm is proposed for the recognition of triangular, circular and rectangular traffic signs and it is implemented on an FPGA platform. The system can recognize 32 different traffic signs with high recognition accuracy. In the proposed method, first the image is segmented into red and blue regions, and according to the area of the each segment, the dominant color is decided. Then, Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) based edge detection is applied to the segmented image which is followed by Hough Transform for shape extraction. Then, recognition based on Informative Pixel Percentage (IPP) matching is executed on the extracted shapes. The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system is implemented on Virtex 5 FX70T FPGA, which has an embedded PPC440 processor. Some modules of TSR algorithm are designed in the FPGA logic while remaining modules are designed in the PPC440 processor. Work division between FPGA and PPC440 is carried out considering their capabilities and shortcomings of FPGA and processor. Benefits of using an FPGA with an embedded processor are exploited to optimize the system.


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Citation Formats
H. Irmak, “Real time traffic sign recognition system on FPGA,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.