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Noncontact Profile Sensing System For Visual Inspection
Author(s): Gilbert B. Porter; Joseph L. Mundy
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a noncontact visual profile sensing method and an implementation for the inspection of metal turbine parts for visual surface defects. The inspection system consists of two sensors, each with its associated hardware preprocessor, and a manipulation system. Four general purpose computers control the entire system and perform high level part quality decisions. One cpu serves as the system executive, two serve as high-level image pro-cessors in concert with the two sensors and preprocessors, and one cpu serves as a controller for the fifteen servo axes which comprise the manipulator system. This paper will describe the sensor and the preprocessor hardware. It provides additional information to a previous paper describing only the profile sensing scheme. For ease of reading, some previous material is repeated from the reference.1

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0336, Robot Vision, (22 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933613
Show Author Affiliations
Gilbert B. Porter, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center (United States)
Joseph L. Mundy, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0336:
Robot Vision
Azriel Rosenfeld, Editor(s)

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