1st Edition

Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook
Techniques and Applications

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ISBN 9780849311628
Published September 30, 2002 by CRC Press
672 Pages 518 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Opto-mechatronics-the fusion of optical and mechatronic technologies-has been integral in the evolution of machines, systems, and products that are smaller and more precise, more intelligent, and more autonomous. For the technology to reach its full potential, however, engineers and researchers from many disciplines must learn to work together through every phase of system development. To date, little effort has been expended, either in practice or in the literature, to eliminate the boundaries that exist between the optics and mechatronics communities.

The Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook is the first step in that direction. Richly illustrated and featuring contributions from an international panel of experts, it meets three essential objectives:

Ö Present the definitions, fundamentals, and applications of the technology

Ö Provide a multidisciplinary perspective that shows how optical systems and devices can be integrated with mechatronic systems at all stages, from conceptualization to design and manufacturing

Ö Demonstrate the roles and synergistic effects of optical systems in overall system performance

Along with his fresh approach and systems perspective, the editor has taken care to address real cutting-edge technologies, including precision opto-mechatronic systems, intelligent robots, and opto-microsensors. Ultimately, the Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook provides readers with the technological foundation for developing further innovative products and systems.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Characteristics of Opto-Mechatronic Systems, Hyungsuck Cho
Optomechatronic Products and Processes: Design Considerations, George K. Knopf

Basic Technologies

Principles of Lasers and Their Applications, Yoshitada Katagiri
Optical Sensors and Measurements, Kazuhiro Hane and M. Sasaki
Distributed Optical-Fiber Sensing, Alan Rogers
Biological-Based Optical Sensors and Transducers, George K. Knopf and Amarjeet S. Bassi
Fundamentals of Machine Vision and Their Importance for Real Mechatronic Applications, E. R. Davies
Volume Holographic Imaging, George Barbastathis
Pattern Recognition, Carl G. Looney
Real-Time Feature Extraction, Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
Real-Time Image Recognition, Francesca Odone and Alessandro Verri
Optical Pattern Recognition, Katsunori Matsuoka
Real-Time Control of Opto-Mechatronic Systems, Hyungsuck Cho
Feature Selection and Planning for Visual Servoing, Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
Visual Servoing: Theory and Applications. Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
Optical Based In-Line Process Monitoring and Control, Masatake Shiraishi

Illustrative Applications

Optical Methods for Monitoring, Modeling and Controlling
Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes, Gary S. May
Optical Based Manufacturing Process: Monitoring and Control, Masatake Shiraishi
Inspection and Control of Surface Mount Process for Electronic Part Assembly, Hyungsuck Cho
Opto Skill-Capturing and Visual Guidance for Service Robots, Shiu Kit Tso and K. P. Liu
Optical Pick-Up Devices for Disc Storage Systems, Osamu Matsuda, Noriaki Nishi and Takeshi Mizuno
Optical MEMS: Light Source Array, Sukhan Lee, Jideog Kim, and Yong-Kweon Kim
Optical/Vision Based Microassembly, Bradley J. Nelson and Barmeshwar Vikramaditya

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"It is said that one should not judge a book by its cover, but this volume may prove to be an exception. The front cover depicts a multi-colored jigsaw puzzle that has pieces representing optics, mechanics, intelligence, and electronics and control-and the pieces fit neatly together. Similarly, the book's contents demonstrate that those disparate disciplines can also work very well together. ...a useful source book in an important area of research and development."
-Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 17, No. 12, December 2006

"This extremely useful reference is a collaboration among 26 experts from seven countries … . … The book is a major achievement, one for which editor and authors should be congratulated. … One beauty of the book is the seemingly effortless transition across what might once have seemed daunting interdisciplinary boundaries."
-Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 15, No. 8