This project was a collaboration with the textile department. The Unwinding Analyzer is a PC-based measurement system for high-speed yarn unwinding. It measures the tension in the yarn and takes snapshots of the yarn path. The yarn path is then determined by image processing, and the yarn tension and the path can be compared with theoretical calculations.

Project Date 1996
Customer Clemson University, USA
Operating System Windows 95
Hardware PC, video capture board, DSP board
Programming Environment C++, Borland
Technologies Synchronized video capturing, DSP - PC communication, 3D image processing
Impact Provided new insights into the yarn unwinding process
Publications M. Löffler, "Measurement of the Three-dimensional Yarn Path and Tension in Yarn Unwinding", Diploma Thesis, Technische Universität München, September, 1996.