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

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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.

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Correspondence to Felix Mühlbauer.

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Keywords

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