Accession Number : ADA254395


Title :   Spreadsheet-Like Image Analysis


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Paul


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA254395


Report Date : AUG 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : This report describes the design of a new software system being built by the Army to support and augment automated nondestructive inspection (NDI) on-line equipment implemented by the Army for detection of defective manufactured items. The new system recalls and post-processes (off-line) the NDI data sets archived by the on-line equipment for the purpose of verifying the correctness of the inspection analysis paradigms, of developing better analysis paradigms and to gather statistics on the defects of the items inspected. The design of the system is similar to that of a spreadsheet, i.e., an array of cells which may be programmed to contain functions with arguments being data from other cells and whose resultant is the output of that cell's function. Unlike a spreadsheet, the arguments and the resultants of a cell may be a matrix such as a two-dimensional matrix of picture elements (pixels). Functions include matrix mathematics, neural networks and image processing as well as those ordinarily found in spreadsheets. The system employs all of the common environmental supports of the Macintosh computer, which is the hardware platform. The system allows the resultant of a cell to be displayed in any of multiple formats such as a matrix of numbers, text, an image, or a chart. Each cell is a window onto the resultant. Like a spreadsheet if the input value of any cell is changed its effect is cascaded into the resultants of all cells whose functions use that value directly or indirectly. The system encourages the user to play what-if games, as ordinary spreadsheets do.


Descriptors :   *DETECTION , *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , *DEFECT ANALYSIS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , ARMY EQUIPMENT , COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING , MATHEMATICS , IMAGE PROCESSING , ARMY RESEARCH


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE