Machine Vision - Algorithm development/optimization under
Alacron/Trimedia platform(in production)
(up to 8
Nexperia processors working together,
1320 empty bottle inspections/min, 16 images/bottle,
66 frames/sec max).
Shepherding of the Omnivision-III Empty
Bottle Inspector w/ 4x pixels
into Alacron 1702 technology
w/ Nexperia 1700 graphics processor,
Xilinx glue and
video transport logic.
Implement High Dynamic Range concepts to improve the way
dark bottles are setup/inspected.
Developed algorithm to extract manufacturing(peanut) codes from
bottles in order to track defects back to bottle mold number
Camera Integration – Evaluation,
debug, test utilities, and
demonstration of various
cameras for machine vision applications
Panavision/Dynamax sensors, Nexperia 1700 gpu,
Camera Link interface).
Developed test routines
for signal-to-noise ratio, and other
for both the sensor and the Camera Link
Altera Merlin Embedded Processor – Revisions to a Merlin fpga compiled
processor in VHDL.
Gui Development under MS-Windows NT 4.0, VC++ 6.0, 140 menus,
Empty Bottle Inspector user interface, member of a 6 person
team, my responsibilities primarily in the machine vision area.
Software Engineering for Soft Drink/Beer
Fill Level Monitoring System
(C user engine/80186 Assembly
inspection engine), up to
2200 bottles/minute inspection rate,
220 menus, 6 user languages
including English, X-Ray,
Gamma Ray, RF, 20 or so additional
inspections, data collection,
MODBUS remote database capture.
Converted to Protected Mode x86 programming under Delorie IDE
to break through the 1 Megabyte real mode limitation. A product
that was getting pushed off to warehouse as too complicated or
not working is now very much in demand.
Various demonstrations of new product features,
including conversion of
products to Linux, HTML network/web-based
harmonization of radically different
product functions into a common