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Research on vision-based error detection system for optic fiber winding
Author(s): Wenchao Lu; Huipeng Li; Dewei Yang
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Paper Abstract

Optic fiber coils are the hearts of fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs). To detect the irresistible errors during the process of winding of optical fibers, such as gaps, climbs and partial rises between fibers, when fiber optic winding machines are operated, and to enable fully automated winding, we researched and designed this vision-based error detection system for optic fiber winding, on the basis of digital image collection and process[1]. When a Fiber-optic winding machine is operated, background light is used as illumination system to strength the contrast of images between fibers and background. Then microscope and CCD as imaging system and image collecting system are used to receive the analog images of fibers. After that analog images are shifted into digital imagines, which can be processed and analyzed by computers. Canny edge detection and a contour-tracing algorithm are used as the main image processing method. The distances between the fiber peaks were then measured and compared with the desired values. If these values fall outside of a predetermined tolerance zone, an error is detected and classified either as a gap, climb or rise. we used OpenCV and MATLAB database as basic function library and used VC++6.0 as the platform to show the results. The test results showed that the system was useful, and the edge detection and contour-tracing algorithm were effective, because of the high rate of accuracy. At the same time, the results of error detection are correct.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8200, 2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Imaging and Processing Technology, 820016 (29 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.904812
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Wenchao Lu, Beihang Univ. (China)
Huipeng Li, Beihang Univ. (China)
Dewei Yang, Beihang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8200:
2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Imaging and Processing Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Ping Wei; Jesse Zheng, Editor(s)

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