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Real-Time Image Processing System For Automated Inspection Of Drilled Holes
Author(s): R.Curt Grove; Bruce E. Rapp; C. W. Souder
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Paper Abstract

The use of automated and semi-automated drilling systems for fastener holes in aircraft manufacturing has created the need for a rapid, low-cost technique for monitoring these drilling operations. In the case of automated drilling, inspectors would be required to monitor and inspect millions of drilled holes each year. To reduce the need for visual inspection, an on-line, real-time image processing system is proposed. Image pattern recognition techniques applicable to hardware implementation have been applied to video images of interior surfaces of drilled holes. Classification results are presented, along with an approach for automated quantitative "accept/question/reject" decisions. A functional hardware implementation of the processor is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959231
Show Author Affiliations
R.Curt Grove, Northrop Research and Technology Center (United States)
Bruce E. Rapp, Northrop Research and Technology Center (United States)
C. W. Souder, Northrop Research and Technology Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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