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Highly accurate and fast optical penetration-based silkworm gender separation system
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Paper Abstract

Based on our research work in the last five years, this paper highlights our innovative optical sensing system that can identify and separate silkworm gender highly suitable for sericulture industry. The key idea relies on our proposed optical penetration concepts and once combined with simple image processing operations leads to high accuracy in identifying of silkworm gender. Inside the system, there are electronic and mechanical parts that assist in controlling the overall system operation, processing the optical signal, and separating the female from male silkworm pupae. With current system performance, we achieve a very highly accurate more than 95% in identifying gender of silkworm pupae with an average system operational speed of 30 silkworm pupae/minute. Three of our systems are already in operation at Thailand’s Queen Sirikit Sericulture Centers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9659, International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015, 96590P (29 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196082
Show Author Affiliations
Chakkrit Kamtongdee, National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)
Sataporn Chanhorm, National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9659:
International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015
Surasak Chiangga; Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, Editor(s)

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