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Evaluating fabric fuzziness using laser range sensing
Author(s): Ming Yao; Wurong Yu; Weilin Xu; Bugao Xu
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a high-resolution 3-D scanning system for objective evaluation of fabric fuzziness using laser range-sensing technology. This system consists of a laser range sensor, a 2-D mechanical stage, and a computer with dedicated software. The paper covers the process of surface digitization from 3-D scanning, image-processing techniques for surface feature description, and methods for characterization of fabric fuzziness. It also reports a preliminary test on a set of fabrics that were treated in different laundering cycles to gain different levels of fuzziness. The test demonstrates that this system has great potential for discriminating among fabric fuzziness levels in a quantitative and reliable manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(1) 013603 doi: 10.1117/1.2834715
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Ming Yao, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Wurong Yu, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Weilin Xu, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Bugao Xu, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)

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