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Using an n-zone TDI camera for acquisition of multiple images with different illuminations in a single scan

Flood, Colin ; Köthe, Ullrich ; Zink, Ralf

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For fast scanning of large surfaces with microscopic resolution or for scanning of roll-fed material, TDI line scan cameras are typically used. TDI cameras sum up the light collected in adjacent lines of the image sensor synchronous to the motion of the object. Therefore TDI cameras have much higher sensitivity than standard line cameras. For many applications in the field of optical inspection more than one image of the object under test are needed with different illumination situations. For this task we need either more than one TDI camera or we have to scan the object several times in different illumination situations. Both solutions are often not entirely satisfying. In this paper we present a solution of this task using a modified TDI sensor consisting of three or more separate TDI zones. With this n-zone TDI camera it is possible to acquire multiple images with different illuminations in a single scan. In a simulation we demonstrate the principle of operation of the camera and the necessary image preprocessing which can be implemented in the frame grabber hardware.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 12:42
Date: 12 July 2013
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
Subjects: 004 Data processing Computer science
620 Engineering and allied operations
670 Manufacturing
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