Particle Swarm Optimisation in Practice: Multiple Applications in a Digital Microscope System

Date

2022-08-04

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Publisher

MDPI

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

We demonstrate that particle swarm optimisation (PSO) can be used to solve a variety of problems arising during operation of a digital inspection microscope. This is a use case for the feasibility of heuristics in a real-world product. We show solutions to four measurement problems, all based on PSO. This allows for a compact software implementation solving different problems. We have found that PSO can solve a variety of problems with small software footprints and good results in a real-world embedded system. Notably, in the microscope application, this eliminates the need to return the device to the factory for calibration.

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open access article

Keywords

digital microscope, inspection system, metrology, particle swarm optimisation, heuristics, image stitching

Citation

Ryan, L.; Kuhn, S.; Colreavy-Donnely, S.; Caraffini, F. (2022) Particle Swarm Optimisation in Practice: Multiple Applications in a Digital Microscope System. Applied Sciences. 12 (15), 7827

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Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)