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Design of an automated cart and mount for a hyperspectral imaging system to be used in produce fields
Author(s): Alan M. Lefcourt; Ross Kistler; S. Andrew Gadsden
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this project was to construct a cart and a mounting system that would allow a hyperspectral laser-induced fluorescence imaging system (HLIFIS) to be used to detect fecal material in produce fields. Fecal contaminated produce is a recognized food safety risk. Previous research demonstrated the HLIFIS could detect fecal contamination in a laboratory setting. A cart was designed and built, and then tested to demonstrate that the cart was capable of moving at constant speeds or at precise intervals. A mounting system was designed and built to facilitate the critical alignment of the camera’s imaging and the laser’s illumination fields, and to allow the HLIFIS to be used in both field and laboratory settings without changing alignments. A hardened mount for the Powell lens that is used to produce the appropriate illumination profile was also designed, built, and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9864, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VIII, 98640R (12 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229493
Show Author Affiliations
Alan M. Lefcourt, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Ross Kistler, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
S. Andrew Gadsden, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9864:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VIII
Moon S. Kim; Kuanglin Chao; Bryan A. Chin, Editor(s)

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