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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2974–2982

itom: an open source metrology, automation, and data evaluation software

Marc Gronle, Wolfram Lyda, Marc Wilke, Christian Kohler, and Wolfgang Osten  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 14, pp. 2974-2982 (2014)

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Modern optical sensors and measurement systems usually are a powerful combination of optical elements, active hardware components like actuators or sensing devices as well as a sophisticated control software and data evaluation algorithms. In order to develop and operate such systems, it is necessary to have a flexible, intuitive, and fast underlying software framework that also allows for rapid prototyping of a sensor in a dynamic lab environment. This software must be able to control and communicate with all necessary hardware devices and has to provide all the highly performant evaluation, data, and image processing algorithms required. In this publication, we want to present the open source measurement and data evaluation software suite itom, which has been designed considering the denoted requirements and whose development began in 2011.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(150.3045) Machine vision : Industrial optical metrology
(150.4065) Machine vision : Vision processor architecture
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(150.5758) Machine vision : Robotic and machine control

ToC Category:
Machine Vision

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2014
Published: May 2, 2014

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Marc Gronle, Wolfram Lyda, Marc Wilke, Christian Kohler, and Wolfgang Osten, "itom: an open source metrology, automation, and data evaluation software," Appl. Opt. 53, 2974-2982 (2014)

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