Engineering design of an image acquisition and analysis system for dendrochronology

W. Steven Conner, Robert A. Schowengerdt, Martin Munro, Malcolm K. Hughes

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Abstract

The design and implementation of a computer-vision-based analysis system for dendrochronology are described. The primary issues covered are automatic focus detection, illumination distortion, spatial and radiometric registration of a sequence of images into a single mosaic, and edge detection and linking. These issues are not unique to the application, but are likely of interest to anyone developing automated image analysis systems. A modification of the Canny edge detection algorithm that adapts to the variable characteristics of tree-ring images is also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-463
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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computer vision
image analysis
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Lighting
illumination
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Engineering design of an image acquisition and analysis system for dendrochronology. / Conner, W. Steven; Schowengerdt, Robert A.; Munro, Martin; Hughes, Malcolm K.

In: Optical Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2000, p. 453-463.

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Conner, W. Steven ; Schowengerdt, Robert A. ; Munro, Martin ; Hughes, Malcolm K. / Engineering design of an image acquisition and analysis system for dendrochronology. In: Optical Engineering. 2000 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 453-463.
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