International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control

Prof. Sing Kiong Nguang  
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Auckland
Auckland City
New Zealand


Measuring Yarn Diameter Using Fast and Inexpensive Optical Sensors

Author(s): M. Tresanchez, T. Palleja, M. Teixido, J. Palacin.


In this paper, the inexpensive optical sensor of a common computer mouse is proposed as a tool to measure the yarn diameter. In the textile industry this measurement tool has many applications in quality control and assurance. This optical sensor operates in combination with a plastic lens and an external LED to complete an inexpensive and compact vision system. The optical sensor includes a fast optical monochrome imaging device of 30x30 pixels and an internal processing unit originally programmed to measure displacement in the images acquired. The imaging device can operate at very high frame rates and the image acquired can be accessed externally to develop new low-cost and real-time monitoring applications such as the measurement of yarn diameters.

Keywords: Yarn diameter, optical mouse, optical sensor, image processing

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Article Details

Year: 2012
Page: [157 - 167]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2210327911202030003
Price: $58