—For the online and offline classification of printed
circuit boards and SMD components mounted on the board a
sensor evaluation of optical sensors with different
characteristics is presented. In overall a high resolution
multispectral camera, a DSLR, an IP camera, and the RGB
sensor of the Asus Xtion Pro Live have been evaluated for 2D
images. For the 3D acquisition the Asus Xtion Pro Live is
compared to the Bluetechnix M100 time of flight sensor. The
sensor analysis shows the affected recognition performance of
printed circuit boards and SMD components. Based on the
sensor comparison, a pilot plant for the recycling of electronics
waste is presented.
—Electronic waste, recycling, sensor evaluation.
F. Kleber, C. Pramerdorfer, E. Wetzinger, and M. Kampel are with the
Computer Vision Lab, Institute of Computer Aided Automation, Vienna
University of Technology, 1040 Vienna, Austria (e-mail:
Cite: Florian Kleber, Christopher Pramerdorfer, Elisabeth Wetzinger, and Martin Kampel, "Optical Sensor Evaluation for Vision Based Recognition of Electronics Waste," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 929-933, 2015.