Phase Map Generation for Phase Shift Moire Using CUDA (IEEE)
Phase shift Moiré is a very popular and one of the most successful techniques for shape measurement of 3-D objects such as PCB (printed circuit board), TFT (thin film transistor), LCD (Liquid crystal display) etc. Various implementations of phase shift moiré are available for improving accuracy and/or speed. Although, these methods contribute a lot in reducing the computation with some compromise in accuracy, there is a lot of scope of improving the performance of these algorithms with increased accuracy, especially when specialized hardware like GPU is available. GPU contains many core or processing elements that can process the same work concurrently resulting in dramatic increase in performance. In this paper, we propose the parallel implementation of the phase shift moiré method on CUDA. A novel method called image stacking method is proposed that can also be used for CUDA implementation of similar algorithms to improve performance. Using this technique, we are able to execute the application 180 times faster compared to the CPU implementation.
Paper available at IEEE.