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Optical Engineering

Engineering design of an image acquisition and analysis system for dendrochronology
Author(s): W. Steven Conner; Robert A. Schowengerdt; Martin Munro; Malcolm K. Hughes
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Paper Abstract

The design and implementation of a computer-vision-based analysis system for dendrochronology are described. The primary issues covered are automatic focus detection, illumination distortion, spatial and radiometric registration of a sequence of images into a single mosaic, and edge detection and linking. These issues are not unique to the application, but are likely of interest to anyone developing automated image analysis systems. A modification of the Canny edge detection algorithm that adapts to the variable characteristics of tree-ring images is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(2) doi: 10.1117/1.602383
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
W. Steven Conner, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert A. Schowengerdt, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Martin Munro, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Malcolm K. Hughes, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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