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A Dynamic Reconfigurable Hardware/Software Architecture for Object Tracking in Video Streams

EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20062006:082564

  • Received: 15 December 2005
  • Accepted: 11 June 2006
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This paper presents the design and implementation of a feature tracker on an embedded reconfigurable hardware system. Contrary to other works, the focus here is on the efficient hardware/software partitioning of the feature tracker algorithm, a viable data flow management, as well as an efficient use of memory and processor features. The implementation is done on a Xilinx Spartan 3 evaluation board and the results provided show the superiority of our implementation compared to the other works.


  • Data Flow
  • Control Structure
  • Video Stream
  • Tracker Algorithm
  • Electronic Circuit

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Computer Sciences, University of Kaiserslautern, Gottlieb-Daimler Street 48, Kaiserslautern, 67653, Germany


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© F. Mühlbauer and C. Bobda 2006

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