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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Feb. 26, 2001
  • pp: 278–287

Flame front tracking by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced image analysis

Rafeef Abu-Gharbieh, Ghassan Hamarneh, Tomas Gustavsson, and Clemens F. Kaminski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 278-287 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000278


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Abstract

This paper presents advanced image analysis methods for extracting information from high speed Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) data obtained from turbulent flames. The application of non-linear anisotropic diffusion filtering and of Active Contour Models (Snakes) is described to isolate flame boundaries. In a subsequent step, the detected flame boundaries are tracked in time using a frequency domain contour interpolation scheme. The implementations of the methods are described and possible applications of the techniques are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2000
Published: February 26, 2001

Citation
Rafeef Abu-Gharbieh, Ghassan Hamarneh, Thomas Gustavsson, and Clemens Kaminski, "Flame front tracking by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced image analysis," Opt. Express 8, 278-287 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-5-278


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