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Electrodynamics sensor for the image reconstruction process in an electrical charge tomography system

Rahmat, Mohd. Fua’ad and Isa, Mohd. Daud and Rahim, Ruzairi Abdul and Hussin, Tengku Ahmad Raja (2009) Electrodynamics sensor for the image reconstruction process in an electrical charge tomography system. Sensors, 9 (12). pp. 10291-10308. ISSN 1424-8220

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s91210291

Abstract

Electrical charge tomography (EChT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that is aimed to reconstruct the image of materials being conveyed based on data measured by an electrodynamics sensor installed around the pipe. Image reconstruction in electrical charge tomography is vital and has not been widely studied before. Three methods have been introduced before, namely the linear back projection method, the filtered back projection method and the least square method. These methods normally face ill-posed problems and their solutions are unstable and inaccurate. In order to ensure the stability and accuracy, a special solution should be applied to obtain a meaningful image reconstruction result. In this paper, a new image reconstruction method - Least squares with regularization (LSR) will be introduced to reconstruct the image of material in a gravity mode conveyor pipeline for electrical charge tomography. Numerical analysis results based on simulation data indicated that this algorithm efficiently overcomes the numerical instability. The results show that the accuracy of the reconstruction images obtained using the proposed algorithm was enhanced and similar to the image captured by a CCD Camera. As a result, an efficient method for electrical charge tomography image reconstruction has been introduced.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:CCD-camera, electrodynamics sensor, filter back projectios, image reconstruction, least squares with regularization, linear back projectios
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:14111
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:26 Aug 2011 04:54
Last Modified:26 Aug 2011 04:54

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