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A Multiscale Morphological Coprocessor For Low-Power Face Authentication

Stadelmann Patrick, IMT, University of Neuchatel
Nagel Jean-Luc, IMT, University of Neuchatel
Ansorge Michael, IMT, University of Neuchatel
Pellandini Fausto, IMT, University of Neuchatel

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Volume III pp 581-584

Low-Power Algorithms / Architectures for Image and Video

Paper abstract
This paper reports a low-power multiscale morphological coprocessor for mobile face authentication devices. In such a system, face verification is performed by extracting mathematical morphology features (erosions and dilations) using a set of structural elements of increasing size. The proposed architecture reduces the number of operations by reusing results, and lowers the amount of needed memory transfers by caching data locally. To improve processing speed at a given operating frequency, four morphological units operate in parallel. Structuring elements can be modified easily as they are described in a table. The architecture was validated using an inhouse developed tool, the corresponding simulation results being presented at the end of the paper.

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