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Optical Engineering

Automatic Endoscope For The In Situ Study Of Plant Roots
Author(s): J. Hueber; V. Manantsoa; D. Picard; M. Sarroca; G. Schultz
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Paper Abstract

An automatic endoscope, called a rhizoscope, has been developed to study the growth of plant roots in the soil. Unlike conventional methods, this method is nondestructive for cultivated plants. This work has required the development of an original electro-optical sensor and an automated driving system. The rhizoscope is operated by a microcomputer. The root images are stored on floppy disk for off-line processing and analysis. Preliminary test results, obtained by simulation and in a greenhouse, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(9) doi: 10.1117/12.7976764
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
J. Hueber, Universite de Haute Alsace (France)
V. Manantsoa, Universite de Haute Alsace (France)
D. Picard, Institut National de la Recherche Acironomique (France)
M. Sarroca, Institut Universitaire de Technologie (France)
G. Schultz, Universite de Haute Alsace (France)


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