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Practical Guide to Machine Vision Software: An Introduction with LabVIEW

Book Description

For both students and engineers in R&D, this book explains machine vision in a concise, hands-on way, using the Vision Development Module of the LabView software by National Instruments.

Following a short introduction to the basics of machine vision and the technical procedures of image acquisition, the book goes on to guide readers in the use of the various software functions of LabView's machine vision module. It covers typical machine vision tasks, including particle analysis, edge detection, pattern and shape matching, dimension measurements as well as optical character recognition, enabling readers to quickly and efficiently use these functions for their own machine vision applications. A discussion of the concepts involved in programming the Vision Development Module rounds off the book, while example problems and exercises are included for training purposes as well as to further explain the concept of machine vision.

With its step-by-step guide and clear structure, this is an essential reference for beginners and experienced researchers alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Related Titles
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. About the Authors
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Basics of Machine Vision
    1. 1.1 Digital Images
    2. 1.2 Components of Imaging System
  8. Chapter 2: Image Acquisition with LabVIEW
    1. 2.1 Acquiring Images with MAX
    2. 2.2 Acquiring Images Using LabVIEW
  9. Chapter 3: Particle Analysis
    1. 3.1 Particle Analysis Using Vision Assistant
    2. 3.2 LabVIEW Code Creation Using Vision Assistant
    3. 3.3 LabVIEW Code Modification
    4. 3.4 Particle Analysis Using Vision Express
    5. 3.5 Conversion of Pixels to Real-World Units
    6. Exercise 3.1
    7. Exercise 3.2
    8. Exercise 3.3
  10. Chapter 4: Edge Detection
    1. 4.1 Edge Detection via Vision Assistant
    2. 4.2 LabVIEW Code for Edge Detection
    3. 4.3 VI for Real-Time-Based Edge Detection
    4. 4.4 The Use of Vision Assistant Express for Real-Time Edge Detection
    5. Exercise 4.1
    6. Exercise 4.2
  11. Chapter 5: Pattern Matching
    1. 5.1 Pattern Matching Using Vision Assistant
    2. 5.2 LabVIEW Code Creation and Modification
    3. 5.3 Main VI for Pattern Matching
    4. 5.4 Vision Assistant Express
    5. Exercise 5.1
    6. Exercise 5.2
  12. Chapter 6: Color Pattern Matching
    1. 6.1 Color Pattern Matching Using Vision Assistant Express
    2. Exercise 6.1
  13. Chapter 7: Dimension Measurement
    1. 7.1 Dimension Measurement Using Vision Assistant Express
    2. 7.2 VI Creation for Dimension Measurement
    3. Exercise 7.1
  14. Chapter 8: Dimension Measurement Using Coordinate System
    1. 8.1 Measurement Based on a Reference Coordinate System Using Vision Assistant Express
    2. 8.2 Conversion of Vision Assistant Express to a Standard VI
    3. Exercise 8.1
  15. Chapter 9: Geometric Matching
    1. 9.1 Geometric Matching Using Vision Assistant Express
    2. 9.2 VI Creation for Geometric Matching
    3. 9.3 Shape Detection
    4. Exercise 9.1
  16. Chapter 10: Binary Shape Matching
    1. 10.1 Accessing Previously Saved Images with Vision Acquisition Express
    2. 10.2 Binary Shape Matching Using Vision Assistant
    3. 10.3 Overlay VI Creation for Shape Matching
    4. 10.4 VI for Binary Shape Matching
    5. Exercise 10.1
  17. Chapter 11: OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
    1. 11.1 OCR Using Vision Assistant
    2. 11.2 VI for OCR
    3. Exercise 11.1
    4. Exercise 11.2
  18. Chapter 12: Binary Particle Classification
    1. 12.1 Vision Acquisition Express to Load Image Files
    2. 12.2 Vision Assistant Express for Classification
    3. 12.3 VI Modification
    4. 12.4 Overlay for Classification
    5. 12.5 Main VI for Classification
    6. Exercise 12.1
  19. Chapter 13: Contour Analysis
    1. 13.1 Contour Analysis
    2. 13.2 VIs for Contour Analysis
    3. Exercise 13.1
  20. Chapter 14: Image Calibration and Correction
    1. 14.1 Method for Creating an Image Correction File
    2. 14.2 Image Correction
    3. Exercise 14.1
  21. Chapter 15: Saving and Reading Images
    1. 15.1 Saving Image
    2. 15.2 Image Read from File
    3. Exercise 15.1: Image save
  22. Chapter 16: AVI File Write and Read
    1. 16.1 AVI File Creation Using Image Files
    2. 16.2 AVI File Creation Based on Real-Time Image Acquisition
    3. 16.3 Read Frame from AVI Files
    4. Exercise 16.1
  23. Chapter 17: Tracking
    1. 17.1 Tracking with the Use of Vision Assistant
    2. 17.2 VI Creation for Tracking Objects
    3. Exercise 17.1
  24. Chapter 18: LabVIEW Machine Vision Applications*
    1. 18.1 Semiconductor Manufacturing
    2. 18.2 Automobile Industry
    3. 18.3 Medical and Bio Applications
    4. 18.4 Inspection
    5. 18.5 Industrial Printing
  25. Chapter 19: Student Projects
    1. Project 1: Noncontact Motion Measurement and Its Analysis
    2. Project 2: Intelligent Surveillance Camera
    3. Project 3: Driving a LEGO NXT Car (LEGO Mindstorms) with Finger Motion
    4. Project 4: Piano Keyboard Using Machine Vision
  26. Index
  27. EULA