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Visual Integrated Smart Sensor for Real-Time Applications

Objective

The main objective of VISTA is to design and build a self-consistent, intrinsically robust, integrated smart sensor microsystem for time-to-crash and motion computation, with real-time performances. The VISTA sensor microsystem will be based on a passive sensing technology (sparse optical flow computation and 1D correlation) and on specialised analog and digital VLSI circuits.

Specific objectives of the project are to:

- develop a machine vision algorithm for time-to-crash computation, well suited for VLSI implementations;
- design and build an analog imaging chip for image acquisition and early vision tasks computation;
- design and build a digital correlator chip, to be integrated on the same substrate with the imaging chip;
- to build a small, ruggedised, special-purpose microcamera embedding the VISTA microsensor.

The following two demonstrators will be used to test and validate the results:

- a collision avoidance system for industrial robots;
- an obstacle detection and avoidance system for an autonomous mobile platform.

Coordinator

TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS SCRL
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima Km 3
70010 Valenzano
Italy

Participants (4)

BRDI VISIONIQUE EXTREME
France
Address
9 Za Les Baronnes
34730 Prades Le Lez
Inter University Microelectronics Center
Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
KRYPTON ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING N.V.
Belgium
Address
Interleuvenlaan, 86
3001 Leuven
Meteor Construzioni Aeronatiche Elettronico
Italy
Address
Via Stoppani 21
34077 Ronchi Dei Legionari