Development of a Portable 3CCD Camera System for Multispectral Imaging of Biological Samples
AbstractRecent studies have suggested the need for imaging devices capable of multispectral imaging beyond the visible region, to allow for quality and safety evaluations of agricultural commodities. Conventional multispectral imaging devices lack flexibility in spectral waveband selectivity for such applications. In this paper, a recently developed portable 3CCD camera with significant improvements over existing imaging devices is presented. A beam-splitter prism assembly for 3CCD was designed to accommodate three interference filters that can be easily changed for application-specific multispectral waveband selection in the 400 to 1000 nm region. We also designed and integrated electronic components on printed circuit boards with firmware programming, enabling parallel processing, synchronization, and independent control of the three CCD sensors, to ensure the transfer of data without significant delay or data loss due to buffering. The system can stream 30 frames (3-waveband images in each frame) per second. The potential utility of the 3CCD camera system was demonstrated in the laboratory for detecting defect spots on apples. View Full-Text
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Lee, H.; Park, S.H.; Noh, S.H.; Lim, J.; Kim, M.S. Development of a Portable 3CCD Camera System for Multispectral Imaging of Biological Samples. Sensors 2014, 14, 20262-20273.
Lee H, Park SH, Noh SH, Lim J, Kim MS. Development of a Portable 3CCD Camera System for Multispectral Imaging of Biological Samples. Sensors. 2014; 14(11):20262-20273.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Hoyoung; Park, Soo H.; Noh, Sang H.; Lim, Jongguk; Kim, Moon S. 2014. "Development of a Portable 3CCD Camera System for Multispectral Imaging of Biological Samples." Sensors 14, no. 11: 20262-20273.