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How the color of an object influences its area measurement by digital imaging
Author(s): Robert A. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Images from conventional black and white video systems are being digitized in computers to measure the area of small particles. The method was developed to accurately measure the area of trash in cotton. However, it can be applied to similar area measuring problems. Because a video system exhibits different sensitivities to light at different wavelengths, its output changes as the color of an image changes. Additionally, the spectral distribution of illumination influences the light reflected from objects. Video measurements for the background material were used to set the threshold value needed to identify image pixels associated with trash particles. The effect of particle color on its measured area was demonstrated with painted dots on panels and actual cotton samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1836, Optics in Agriculture and Forestry, (12 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144018
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Robert A. Taylor, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1836:
Optics in Agriculture and Forestry
James A. DeShazer; George E. Meyer, Editor(s)

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