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The Scientific World Journal - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 205191, 4 pages -

Research Article

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, Tınaztepe Campus, 35160 Izmir, Turkey

Department of Computer Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, Tınaztepe Campus, 35160 Izmir, Turkey

Received 21 February 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 13 July 2014

Academic Editor: Halis Oguz

Copyright © 2014 Metin Sabuncu and Mete Akdoğan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The goal of this study was to measure the thickness of egg shells without any contact and by utilizing a nondestructive method that sends infrared light beam on the egg. We obtain measurement resolutions on the order of 7 μm up to a penetration depth of 1.7 mm from the actual surface of the egg shell. The measurement results we obtained show that optical coherence tomography can be used to accurately determine the egg shell thickness. Scanning the light beam over the surface allows for measuring the egg profile and monitoring the variations of shell thickness. Since this information gives a quantitative value for the uniformity of the egg shell structure, we anticipate that optical coherence tomography may be used in the quantitative evaluation of egg quality in in-line automated inspection systems.





Author: Metin Sabuncu and Mete Akdoğan

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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