Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Anthony D. Robbi

Second Advisor

Constantine N. Manikopoulos

Third Advisor

Edwin Hou


The modem plays an important role in data communication using the Public Swiched Telephone Network. In this thesis, the modem function is merged into a low cost machine vision system based on the Motorola 68HC11. Evalation Board The system comprises the intelligent machine vision con- troller and a remotely located host computer, such as an IBM-PC. It, supports extra long distance communication capability so that the controller and the host can be anywhere in the world where then is a telephone line. Because of the limit of a 2100 bps modem, soft ware data compression is implemented here to save transmission time.



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