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CCD camera photometric accuracy and its effect on color and height measurement
Author(s): Donald J. Svetkoff; Donald B.T. Kilgus; Juan Velazquez
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Paper Abstract

Photometric accuracy is a measure of how well a detector signal voltage represents the surface reflectance at the corresponding object region for a specific illumination condition. A linear relationship should exist between the signal voltage and the product of the object reflectance and source irradiance at a point of interest. Furthermore, the measured voltage should represent only the point of interest with negligible contribution from surrounding points. This paper describes the class of machine vision applications for which photometric accuracy is important which includes color and height measurement. Recognizing that a monochrome or color CCD array is the usual choice of image sensor, error sources are reviewed. One error which has not received much attention which can severely degrade performance is CCD veiling glare. Experimental results are shown which quantify this error and an empirical model developed to represent the degradation of photometric measurement performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1822, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VII, (23 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142668
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Donald J. Svetkoff, Synthetic Vision Systems, Inc. (United States)
Donald B.T. Kilgus, Synthetic Vision Systems, Inc. (United States)
Juan Velazquez, DBMAX Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1822:
Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VII
Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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