Nowadays, the usage of the image processing systems for solving different tasks
spread fast. It can be used, for example, to determine the velocity of a vehicle, to which
the optical-flow character approach is useful.
The function of the image processing systems requires high computation
capacity, so they need hardware that is fast enough for real-time applications. The
function and computational speed of the microcontrollers increased in the recent years,
providing an opportunity to make smaller image processing system.
A digital image sensor is presented in my thesis, and one microcontroller card
that I use to realize the optical flow algorithm, and image positions with high intensity
pixels are located on the picture as an additional function. I made the hardware design
of a module that can be be mounted on a quadrotor helicopter, and does the
implemented image processing procedures.