[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A novel architecture for performing hue-saturation-value (HSV) domain enhancement of digital color images with non-uniform lighting conditions is proposed in this paper for video streaming applications. The approach promotes log-domain computation to eliminate all multiplications, divisions and exponentiations utilizing the effective logarithmic estimation modules. An optimized quadrant symmetric architecture is incorporated into the design of homomorphic filter for the enhancement of intensity value. Efficient modules are also presented for conversion between RGB and HSV color spaces. The design is able to bring out details hidden in shadow regions of the image. It is capable of producing 187.86 million outputs per second (MOPs) on Xilinx's Virtex II XC2V2000-4ff896 field programmable gate array (FPGA) at a clock frequency of 187.86 MHz. It can process over 179.1 (1024 X 1024) frames per second and consumes approximately 70.7% and 76.8% less hardware resource with 127% and 280% performance boost when compared to the designs with machine learning algorithm , and with separated dynamic and contrast enhancements , respectively.
Signals, Circuits and Systems, 2007. ISSCS 2007. International Symposium on; 08/2007