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Application of multithreading technique for multiple input and multiple output mechatronic system

Saaidon, Nur'Ain and Sediono, Wahju (2017) Application of multithreading technique for multiple input and multiple output mechatronic system. International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 4 (2). pp. 49-55. ISSN 2288-5889

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In this paper, multithreading technique is being applied in the system algorithm and evaluated for real-time color marker based navigation system for image guide surgery. This work was carried out to investigate the effect of multithreading technique on the performance of multiple inputs and multiple out system. The purpose of this implementation is to reduce the execution time taken for the image processing algorithms in usual sequential algorithm. It is also to ensure that while the system is executing multiple process of image manipulations, the system navigation unit, robotics arm and the user interface display does not pause any longer than necessary. From the experiment, the graphical user interface for the system with multithreaded algorithm can achieve up to 27 Hz refresh rate and 36.56 msec per cycle with input values being updated in every 10 msec. The result shows that the system is able to track the tool marker and navigate it to the target marker with certain error tolerance. The result also shows that the system has significantly improved the refresh rate of the system’s graphical user interface by applying multithreaded algorithm in the system control code compare to normal sequential single thread algorithm.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6584/64128
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multithreading, image processing, color object detection, tracking
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr.-Ing. Wahju Sediono
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 09:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64128

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