Computer vision and infrared techniques for image acquisition in the food and beverage industries*
M.Z. Abdullah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Computer vision systems are ideally suited for routine inspection and quality assurance tasks which are common in the food and beverages industries. Backed by powerful machine intelligence and state-of-the-art electronic technologies, machine vision provides a mechanism by which the human thinking process is simulated artificially. Depending on the nature of application and the sensitivity needed to perform the inspection, an image can be acquired at different wavelengths, extending from visible to invisible electromagnetic spectrum. In this chapter the basic electronics needed ...