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Automated system for acquisition and image processing for the control and monitoring boned nopal
Author(s): E. Luevano; E. de Posada; M. Arronte; L. Ponce; T. Flores
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and fabrication of a system for acquisition and image processing to control the removal of thorns nopal vegetable (Opuntia ficus indica) in an automated machine that uses pulses of a laser of Nd: YAG. The areolas, areas where thorns grow on the bark of the Nopal, are located applying segmentation algorithms to the images obtained by a CCD. Once the position of the areolas is known, coordinates are sent to a motors system that controls the laser to interact with all areolas and remove the thorns of the nopal. The electronic system comprises a video decoder, memory for image and software storage, and digital signal processor for system control. The firmware programmed tasks on acquisition, preprocessing, segmentation, recognition and interpretation of the areolas. This system achievement identifying areolas and generating table of coordinates of them, which will be send the motor galvo system that controls the laser for removal

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87858X (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016743
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E. Luevano, Ctr. de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada (Mexico)
E. de Posada, Ctr. de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada (Mexico)
M. Arronte, Ctr. de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada (Mexico)
L. Ponce, Ctr. de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada (Mexico)
T. Flores, Ctr. de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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