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24 May 2013 Multi-view line-scan inspection system using planar mirrors
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We demonstrate the design, setup, and results for a line-scan stereo image acquisition system using a single area- scan sensor, single lens and two planar mirrors attached to the acquisition device. The acquired object is moving relatively to the acquisition device and is observed under three different angles at the same time. Depending on the specific configuration it is possible to observe the object under a straight view (i.e., looking along the optical axis) and two skewed views. The relative motion between an object and the acquisition device automatically fulfills the epipolar constraint in stereo vision. The choice of lines to be extracted from the CMOS sensor depends on various factors such as the number, position and size of the mirrors, the optical and sensor configuration, or other application-specific parameters like desired depth resolution. The acquisition setup presented in this paper is suitable for the inspection of a printed matter, small parts or security features such as optical variable devices and holograms. The image processing pipeline applied to the extracted sensor lines is explained in detail. The effective depth resolution achieved by the presented system, assembled from only off-the-shelf components, is approximately equal to the spatial resolution and can be smoothly controlled by changing positions and angles of the mirrors. Actual performance of the device is demonstrated on a 3D-printed ground-truth object as well as two real-world examples: (i) the EUR-100 banknote - a high-quality printed matter and (ii) the hologram at the EUR-50 banknote { an optical variable device.
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Bransilav Holländer, Svorad Štolc, and Reinhold Huber-Mörk "Multi-view line-scan inspection system using planar mirrors", Proc. SPIE 8791, Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications XII; and Automated Visual Inspection, 879118 (24 May 2013);

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