Multisensor industrial inspection and grading using ELSA

Michael D. Naish, Elizabeth A. Croft

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The Extended Logical Sensor Architecture (ELSA) has been developed for industrial applications, particularly, the on-line grading and classification of non-uniform food products. This architecture addresses a number of issues specific to industrial inspection including modularity, scalability, and design by non-expert users. To address these needs, the sensors are encapsulated by a logical sensor model, providing robustness and flexibility. The construction methodology is based upon the object model which represents object classifications through combinations of primary features weighted by fuzzy membership functions. The features guide the selection of sensors and processing routines; the classifications determine the rulebase used by the inference engine for process decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1999 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM '99)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 1999 - Atlanta, United States of America
Duration: 19 Sep 199923 Sep 1999


ConferenceIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 1999
Abbreviated titleAIM 1999
CountryUnited States of America

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