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On-line Visual Inspection Of Automobile Display Panels
Author(s): R M Atkinson; J F Claridge; S R Hattersley; J C Taunton
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a system developed for the automatic performance testing of self-illuminating display panels used, for example, in automobile dashboard instrumentation. The system employs a high resolution TV camera to view the displays; the image being analysed in a microcomputer system using special-purpose software. The change from moving needle instruments to electronic displays, which employ vacuum fluorescent, LCD and LED technologies, forces a new testing philosophy on manufacturers. The system performs 64 tests on the panels in approximately 45 seconds, which is considerably faster than a human operator could achieve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0557, Automatic Inspection and Measurement, (19 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.966272
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R M Atkinson, Sira Ltd, (England)
J F Claridge, Sira Ltd, (England)
S R Hattersley, Sira Ltd, (England)
J C Taunton, Sira Ltd, (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0557:
Automatic Inspection and Measurement
Richard A. Brook; Michael J. W. Chen, Editor(s)

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