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The smallest details displayed in a big way

The new inline microscopy method - ici:microscopy- developed at AIT shows the inspection results quickly, with high resolution and in a large field of view. It thus meets the manufacturing industry's demand/need for high-performance quality inspection systems.

Inline inspection is becoming an essential tool for industrial high-quality production. Unfortunately, the desired acquisition speeds and needs for high-precision imaging are often at the limit of what is physically possible, such as a large field of view at a high spatial resolution.

At the High-Performance Vision Systems research group at the AIT Center for Vision, Automation & Control the scientists presented, a novel light-field and photometry system is presented that addresses this trade off by combining microscopic imaging with special projection optics to generate a parallax effect. This inline microscopic system, together with an image processing pipeline, delivers high-resolution 3D images at high speeds, by using a lateral transport stage changing the optical perspective. Scanning speeds of up to 12 mm/s can be achieved at a depth resolution of 2.8 μm and a lateral sampling of 700 nm/pixel, suitable for inspection in high-quality manufacturing industry. 


For more information view the paper

Ginner, L.; Breuss, S.; Traxler, L. Fast Inline Microscopic Computational Imaging. Sensors 2022, 22, 7038. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22187038