With the demands made of quality management and process control within an industrial environment, machine vision is becoming an increasingly important issue. Written by experts from leading companies operating in the field, this handbook covers all aspects of image acquisition and image processing. The authors approach the subject in terms of industrial applications, elucidating such topics as illumination and camera calibration. Throughout, they concentrate on all hardware aspects, ranging from lenses and camera systems to camera-computer interfaces, as well as discussing the necessary software in equal detail. Equipped with this handbook, readers will not only be able to understand the latest systems for machine vision but will also be qualified to plan and evaluate such technology.Hornberg, Alexander is the author of 'Handbook of Machine Vision ', published 2006 under ISBN 9783527405848 and ISBN 3527405844.