Process Imaging For Automatic Control

David M. Scott, Hugh McCann

May 31, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 439 Pages - 278 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824759209 - CAT# DK3008
Series: Electrical and Computer Engineering


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  • Presents the first comprehensive treatment of process imaging technologies, from theory to implementation, and summarizes recent advances in the field
  • Offers introductory chapters on the technologies and their associated control issues followed by practical examples and case studies
  • Explores both industrial and academic viewpoints with emphasis on process control applications
  • Demonstrates the techniques necessary for image enhancement, restoration, and feature extraction
  • Discusses both direct and tomographic imaging methods and the associated technologies
  • Summary

    As industrial processes and their corresponding control models increase in complexity, the data provided by traditional point sensors is no longer adequate to ensure product quality and cost-effective operation. Process Imaging for Automatic Control demonstrates how in-process imaging technologies surpass the limitations of traditional monitoring systems by providing real-time multidimensional measurement and control data. Combined with suitable data extraction and control schemes, such systems can optimize the performance of a wide variety of industrial processes.

    Contributed by leading international experts, Process Imaging for Automatic Control offers authoritative, comprehensive coverage of this new area of process control technology, including:

  • Basic goals of process modeling and their application to automatic control
  • Direct imaging devices and applications, such as machine vision and spatial measurement of flow velocity, pressure, shear, pH, and temperature
  • Various techniques, hardware implementations, and image reconstruction methods for process tomography
  • Image enhancement and restoration
  • State estimation methods
  • State space control system models, control strategies, and implementation issues
  • Five chapters devoted to case studies and advanced applications

    From theory to practical implementation, this book is the first to treat the entire range of imaging techniques and their application to process control. Supplying broad coverage with more than 270 illustrations and nearly 700 cited references, it presents an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing, interdisciplinary technology.
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