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MATERIAL REFLECTANCE CHARACTERISTICS APPLIED TO IMAGE ACQUISITION FOR MACHINE VISION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005974D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-21

Publishing Venue

Motorola

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Authors:
Jeff Beals Jeff Hawthorne

Abstract

Machine vision systems are a necessary part of many modern manufacturing processes such as electronic assembly involving fine pitch devices. One of the most difficult tasks in the development of a machine vision system is the design of an illumination system which can reliably generate images suitable for machine processing. Design of a lighting system requires information on the reflective properties of the materials to be imaged. Of particular importance is information concerning the directional and spectral reflectances of the materials.