Image Acquisition System based on Synchronized High Resolution Gigabit Ethernet Cameras


  • Michał Włodarczyk Technical University of Lodz, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science
  • Damian Kacperski Technical University of Lodz, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science
  • Tomasz Płuciennik Technical University of Lodz, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science
  • Kamil Grabowski Technical University of Lodz, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science



image acquisition, cameras synchronized with illumination, biometrics, face recognition


Over the last few years, the huge rise in various computer vision applications can
be observed. They are widely used in such areas like video surveillance, medical
diagnostics, biometrics recognition, the automotive or military industries. Most
of these solutions take advantage of high-resolution cameras in order to obtain
high quality images. Surprisingly, little attention is paid in the literature to
the practical implementation of off-the-shelf image acquisition systems. Most
available solutions are composed of custom developed electronic devices which
use specialized multi-core DSPs and / or FPGA technology. Therefore, in this
paper the novel realization of the scalable and comprehensive image acquisition
system based on synchronized high resolution Gigabit Ethernet cameras
is presented. The proposed solution allows the connection of multiple cameras
together with any number of external illumination modules. Selected devices
can be synchronized with each other in user-defined configurations. Hence,
designed solution can be easily integrated in both simple and complex applications.
Authors describe in detail design and implementation processes of the
proposed platform. The performance issues that can occur in such systems are
presented and discussed. Obtained results are encouraging and useful for the
development of similar solutions.


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How to Cite

Włodarczyk, M., Kacperski, D., Płuciennik, T., & Grabowski, K. (2017). Image Acquisition System based on Synchronized High Resolution Gigabit Ethernet Cameras. Computer Science, 18(2), 179.




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