SEGMENTATION OF THE SOLID BED IN INFRARED IMAGE SEQUENCES OF ROTARY KILNS

Patrick Waibel, Jörg Matthes, Hubert Keller

Abstract

This paper presents two novel methods for segmenting the solid bed in infrared image sequences of metalrecycling rotary kilns. Exploiting the different dynamics and temperatures of gas phase, solid bed and kiln wall, we developed filter chains for an image segmentation of the solid bed. For the image acquisition we employed infrared cameras with a spectral filter. Two image processing algorithms were realized according to the two most common camera positions (frontal and top-left view on the solid bed at the rear-end of the kiln). Results show that both algorithms are capable to segment the solid bed in the image sequences accurately and reliably. The work presented here provides a basis for the extraction of characteristic process state variables, that can help to improve the process control with regard to product quality, energy consumption and emission reduction.

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in Harvard Style

Waibel P., Matthes J. and Keller H. (2010). SEGMENTATION OF THE SOLID BED IN INFRARED IMAGE SEQUENCES OF ROTARY KILNS . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8425-00-3, pages 217-220. DOI: 10.5220/0002880402170220


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco10,
author={Patrick Waibel and Jörg Matthes and Hubert Keller},
title={SEGMENTATION OF THE SOLID BED IN INFRARED IMAGE SEQUENCES OF ROTARY KILNS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2010},
pages={217-220},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002880402170220},
isbn={978-989-8425-00-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - SEGMENTATION OF THE SOLID BED IN INFRARED IMAGE SEQUENCES OF ROTARY KILNS
SN - 978-989-8425-00-3
AU - Waibel P.
AU - Matthes J.
AU - Keller H.
PY - 2010
SP - 217
EP - 220
DO - 10.5220/0002880402170220