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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1984
  • pp: 1454–1459

Automatic moire contouring

Harvey E. Cline, William E. Lorensen, and Andrew S. Holik  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 1454-1459 (1984)

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A method of automatically reconstructing the 3-D surface of an object from a 2-D moire pattern has been extended to interpret ambiguous fringe patterns by displacing the object. Potential applications of the surface reconstruction technique include inspection, cad/cam, microscopy, and robot vision. The digitized binary image was segmented into labeled fringes, the contours were detected, and the surface was reconstructed. A coin was used as an example to illustrate the procedure. The feasibility of using automatic moire contouring to inspect surfaces is discussed.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 14, 1983
Published: May 15, 1984

Harvey E. Cline, William E. Lorensen, and Andrew S. Holik, "Automatic moire contouring," Appl. Opt. 23, 1454-1459 (1984)

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