School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116,China
In order to solve the low efficiency and the influence of manual factors and many other problems existed in current water meter verification, the water meter verification system using machine vision technology is proposed. And the research keynote is how to realize the template matching algorithm for rapid location of plum blossom needle and the image morphological algorithm for eliminating the bubble of wet water meter dial. Harris algorithm is used to extract the corner points of the plum blossom needle template beforehand, and the corner points of the onsite image are extracted in real time. Then, the fast localization of the plum blossom needle is realized by the partial Hausdorff distance method. Finally, the effect of bubbles is eliminated by using the image morphological algorithm, and the count value of the rotating teeth of the plum blossom needle is completed. The experimental results show that the proposed system can shorten the verification time and improve the verification efficiency while ensuring the verification accuracy. The system solves the adverse effect of the bubble on the dial of the wet water meter, and it’s suitable for the verification of various types of water meters.