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How to quickly prototype 4x machine vision applications on one small embedded system.

Embedded vision components are ever popular and being incorporated into a plethora of applications. What all these applications have in common is the need to pack more functionality into tight spaces. Often, it is advantageous for these systems make decisions on the edge. To enable such systems, including the ability to prototype quickly, Teledyne FLIR has introduced the Quartet™ Embedded Solution for TX2. This customized carrier board enables easy integration of up to 4 x USB3 machine vision cameras at full bandwidth.

To highlight what the Quartet with Spinnaker SDK pre-installed can enable, we describe steps taken in developing an ITS (traffic systems) inspired prototype running four simultaneous applications, three of which use deep learning for:
• Application 1: License plate recognition using deep learning
• Application 2: Vehicle type categorization using deep learning
• Application 3: Vehicle color classification using deep learning
• Application 4: See through windshield (past reflection & glare)

Read this very practical article which includes (1) a shopping list, (2) development time for each application, (3) number of training images required, and finally, actions to optimize overall system performance.