Polarization Image Data Simplifies Segmentation

Published on November 19, 2019

Glare and reflections are a common problem in image processing. Given the reflective properties of various materials under polarized light, The Imaging Source's GigE and USB polarization cameras can be used to solve inspection tasks where conventional cameras provide limited visual information. Degree of Linear Polarity (DoLP) processing of polarization image data improves image contrast and allows for more effective image segmentation.

<strong>Standard intensity image from a monochrome camera</strong>. Blister packaging displaying low contrast - sub-optimal image data for presence inspection tasks.

The simple integration of the polarization image data into HALCON enables these properties to be easily used in image processing applications, such as completeness checks, surface inspections, etc.

<strong>Industrial Cameras Featuring Polarsens™ Sensors with HALCON image processing</strong>: presence detection showing eight missing tablets.

<strong>Industrial Cameras Featuring Polarsens™ Sensors with HALCON image processing</strong>: tablet presence detection indicating product completeness.

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Post published by TIS Marketing on November 19, 2019.

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