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Determining the average annual ring width on the front side of lumber
Author(s): Tobias Hanning; Reiner Kickingereder; David Casasent
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Paper Abstract

Visual features of lumber can be used to assure its quality in stiffness and strength. Specifically, the average annual ring distance of the planks and the position of the center of the annual rings of the front side supply a close relation to some quality parameters of planks. Unfortunately, it turns out to be difficult to detect the average annual ring width by simple image vision methods due to distortions in the front side image of a plank caused by the cutting process. In this paper we propose two integrating methods which are capable of being used in an industrial application. One is based on quantizations of color images, the other on local Fourier transformations to detect the main wave in an image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5144, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection III, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500200
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Tobias Hanning, Univ. Passau (Germany)
Reiner Kickingereder, Univ. Passau (Germany)
David Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5144:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection III
Wolfgang Osten; Malgorzata Kujawinska; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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