High-speed image processing algorithms for real-time detection of MARFEs on JET

Márcio Portes De Albuquerque, Germano T. Chacon, E.L. De Faria, Andrea Murari

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This paper presents a high-speed image processing algorithm applied to multifaceted asymmetric radiation from the edge detection on Joint European Torus. The algorithm has been developed in C/C++ language using the OpenCV library for image processing and the LibSVM library for pattern classification and has been tested on a dedicated Intel 64-bit Linux computing platform. The code implemented achieves at the same time high accuracy and good run-time performance. The final version presents a correct detection rate of 93.3 % and an average image processing rate of 650 frames per second. A complete analysis of each image processing module is presented to illustrate the overall characteristics and performance of the algorithm. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6353975
Pages (from-to)3485 - 3492
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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De Albuquerque, M. P., Chacon, G. T., De Faria, E. L., & Murari, A. (2012). High-speed image processing algorithms for real-time detection of MARFEs on JET. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40(12), 3485 - 3492. [6353975]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2223235