LASER OPTICAL METHOD FOR DETECTING CORN KERNEL DEFECTS.

S. Gunasekaran, M. R. Paulsen, G. C. Shove

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Abstract

An optical instrument was developed to detect various corn kernel defects by examining individual kernels based on the reflectance difference between sound and defective parts of the kernel surface. A low power helium-neon laser was used as the light source in the instrument. Broken, chipped-off, and starch-cracked kernels were detected with nearly 100 percent accuracy; while minor splits and cracks were detected with about 80 percent accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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