Multispectral method for apple defect detection

A variety of cases of foodborne illness related to contaminated fruits were reported in the U. The spectrum for each pixel spanned nm to nm across 64 approx. However, according to the concept described by Throop et al.

In addition, the area around the stem is more evident in the nm filter image compared to the nm image.

In a recent study, a hyperspectral camera as a supplement to the existing instruments and Multispectral method for apple defect detection combined the complementary approaches of spectral analysis and image processing to allow the potential for defect recognition and quantification Xing et al. Materials and Methods Apples Fuji apple samples from an orchard in Gyeongbuk province, South Korea, were purchased at the local market.

Key to this process in hyperspectral analysis is the selection procedure for identifying the wavelengths. The ROI mask representing the selected apple subset area in the image was segmented by a labeling algorithm. Line-scan image acquisition For image acquisition, the apples were dumped into the loading end of the apple sorter so as to randomize the orientation of the apples in the conveyor cups as viewed by the overhead camera.

For a detailed description of the imaging system, readers are referred to an article by Kim et al. Furthermore, conventional imaging instrumentation lacks the ability to measure material composition through spectral analysis Lee et al.

The BEMD was found to be the most efficient for image decomposition in terms of computation time, and also give high-quality reconstructed images. It is common to use a calibration object or a mathematic model to reduce the vignetting effect in defect detection, but the approach is often cumbersome, inflexible, and difficult to achieve desired results.

It is a great concern to separate the damaged from the sound, but screening apples for surface defects is mainly performed by hand, even though numerous studies have been conducted and commercial machinery is available.

Each line-scan was calibrated using a reference white and dark line-scan.

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Each line-scan image included spectral data along one axis and spatial data along another axis. The total number of defects wasand the majority of apples had at least one defect region such as a bruise or a scab. To simplify image analysis, the apple-holding cups of the sorting machine were painted black for easy target segregation.

Figure 1 shows a schematic of the of the line-scan machine vision system on the apple conveyor. To reduce the noise and image calculation, the image was convoluted with a 3 x 3 smoothing filter and was down-sampled four times, resulting in dimensions of x The sensing and illumination components were mounted within a black enclosure to eliminate the effects of ambient light.

The numbers of line images for both references were set arbitrarily. Most of the bruises were verified that they were similar to uncontrolled bruises by showing the typical browning symptoms. In this study, we focused on the image processing method to determine the external quality of Fuji apples by identifying surface defects such as scabs and bruises.

Hence, with more cameras, three sets of images can be acquired for each apple: Using processing and analysis methods for full-target images, these studies found that effective algorithms could be developed for non-destructive detection of defective apples using a variety of machine vision systems.

Prior to filter image acquisition, a digital camera captured the sample surfaces to assist in identifying defects. Vignetting and noise are major image artifacts, which can seriously affect image segmentation results, especially in inspecting the curved-surface objects like fruit.

The line-scan-based multispectral inspection function can then be implemented on a high-speed commercial food processing line by a line-scan machine vision system Kim et al. The objective of this study is the development of a simple, line-scan-based multispectral algorithm to detect defects on Red Delicious apples and separate them from normal ones.

Experiments were further conducted by applying the BEMD to the direct and amplitude component images of apple samples with subsurface bruising and surface defects, which were acquired by using a structured-illumination reflectance imaging SIRI system. A total of 50 apples with visible surface scabs were randomly selected for image acquisition.

This article has been cited by other articles in ScienceCentral. The objective of this study was to develop an image-processing method and to identify the two to three optimum wavelengths for use in a multispectral system capable of detecting defects in apples during online grading.

The wheel with the mounted band-pass filters was designed to prevent position shifting and allow for zoom-in and zoom-out between images, and the diffuser was installed to minimize glare. A CCD camera was used to capture filter images with 24 different wavelengths ranging between nm and nm.

A fast line-scan hyperspectral imaging system mounted on a conventional apple sorting machine was used to capture hyperspectral images of apples moving approximately 4 apples per second on a conveyor belt. Next, the QTH lights were turned off and the camera lens was covered for the acquisition of 26 dark-current line scans, which were then averaged to create the reference dark, D.

All threshold values of the image were examined to reveal the defect area of pretreated filter images. Our results showed several optimal wavelengths and image processing methods to detect Fuji apple surface defects such as bruises and scabs.Mehl et al.

() used hyperspectral imaging to develop multispectral techniques for defects detection on three apple cultivars: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Gala. MULTISPECTRAL IMAGE PROCESSING AND PATTERN RECOGNITION TECHNIQUES FOR QUALITY INSPECTION OF APPLE FRUITS Devrim Unay Members of the jury: Prof.

M. REMY (FPMs), President Prof. J. TRECAT (FPMs). The new BEMD method can be used with SIRI for enhancing fruit defect detection, and it also looks promising as a general image enhancement technique for.

Purpose: A multispectral algorithm for detection and differentiation of defective (defects on apple skin) and normal Red Delicious apples was developed from analysis of. A simple correlation analysis method using two-wavelength ratios and differences was used to find the best pair of wavelengths for differentiating between normal and defect apple regions.

From the hyperspectral apple images, 66 and 54 representative spectra of defect regions and normal surface regions, respectively, were extracted. MULTISPECTRAL METHOD FOR APPLE DEFECT DETECTION USING HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM By TAO TAO Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the.

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