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Abu-Gharbieh, R; Hamarneh, G; Gustavsson, T; Kaminski, CF, "Flame front tracking by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced image analysis", OPTICS EXPRESS 8:278-287(2001), DOI:10.1364/OE.8.000278, | pdf


This paper presents advanced image analysis methods for extracting information from high speed Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) data obtained from turbulent flames. The application of non-linear anisotropic diffusion filtering and of Active Contour Models (Snakes) is described to isolate flame boundaries. In a subsequent step, the detected flame boundaries are tracked in time using a frequency domain contour interpolation scheme. The implementations of the methods are described and possible applications of the techniques are discussed.