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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ISL Publications - Kevin Chao
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1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

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1998

  1. Chao, K., R.S. Gates, and R.G. Anderson. 1998. Knowledge-based systems for single-stem rose production --Part I: System analysis and design. Trans. ASAE 41(4): 1153-1161.
  2. Chao, K., R.S. Gates, and R.G. Anderson. 1998. Knowledge-based control systems for single stem rose production - Part II: Implementation and field evaluation. Trans. ASAE 41(4):1163-1172.

1999

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, H. Early, and B. Park. 1999. Color image classification system for poultry viscera inspection. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 15(4): 363-369.

2000

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., R.S. Gates, and N. Sigrimis. 2000. Fuzzy logic controller design for staged heating and ventilating systems. Trans. ASAE 43(6): 1885-1894.
  2. Chao, K., P.M. Mehl, M.S. Kim, and Y.R. Chen. 2000. Detection of Chicken Skin Tumors by Multispectral Imaging. Proceedings of SPIE. 4206: 214-223. (Environmental and Industrial Sensing: Photonic Detection and Intervention Technologies for Safe Food, Boston MA, USA)
  3. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., B. Park, Y.R. Chen, W.R. Hruschka, and F.W. Wheaton. 2000. Design of a dual-camera system for poultry carcasses inspection. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 16(5): 581-587.
  4. Kim, M.S., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, D.E. Chan, P.M. Mehl. 2000. Hyperspectral Imaging System for Food Safety: Detection of Fecal Contamination on Apples. In Environmental and Industrial Sensing: Photonic Detection and Intervention Technologies for Safe Food, Boston MA, SPIE Vol 4206:174-184.

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2001

  1. Chao, K., P.M. Mehl., M.S. Kim., and Y.R. Chen. 2001. Detection of chicken skin tumors by multispectral imaging. Proceedings of SPIE. 4206:214-223. (Photonic Detection and Intervention Technologies for Safe Food, November 5-6, 2000, Boston, USA)
  2. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, W.R. Hruschka, and B. Park. 2001. Chicken heart disease characterization by multi-spectral imaging. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 17(1): 99-106.
  3. Chen, Y.R., K. Chao, W.R. Hruschka, and Y. Liu. 2001. Advances in sensing technologies for poultry inspection. SPIE Critical Review. 80: 140-181. In: Optics in Agriculture 1990-2000, J.A. DeShazer and G.E.Meyer, eds.
  4. click here to view the PDF of this article Gates, R.S., K. Chao, and N. Sigrimis. 2001. Identifying design parameters for fuzzy control of staged ventilation control systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 31(1): 61-74.
  5. Kim, M.S., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, D. Chan, and P. Mehl. 2001. Hyperspectral imaging system for food safety: detection of fecal contamination on apples. Proceedings of SPIE. 4206: 174-184. (Photonic Detection and Intervention Technologies for Safe Food, November 5-6, 2000, Boston, USA)
  6. Mehl, P.M., K. Chao, M. Kim, and Y.R. Chen. 2001. Detection of contamination on selected apple cultivars using reflectance hyperspectral and multispectral analysis. Proceedings of SPIE. 4206: 201-213. (Photonic Detection and Intervention Technologies for Safe Food, November 5-6, 2000, Boston, USA)

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2002

  1. Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, D. Chan, and S. Kang. 2002. Analysis of Vis/NIR Spectral varations of wholesome and unwholesome chicken meat. ASAE Paper #02-3062, pp. 1-14.
  2. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K. , Y.R. Chen, W.R. Hruschka, and F.B. Gwozdz. 2002. On-line inspection of poultry carcasses by a dual-camera system. Journal of Food Engineering. 51(3): 185-192.
  3. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y. Liu, Y.R. Chen, D.W. Thayer, and W.R. Hruschka. 2002. Characterization of spectral variations of irradiated chicken breasts with 2D correlation spectroscopy. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 18(6): 745-750.
  4. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., P.M. Mehl, and Y.R. Chen. 2002. Use of hyper- and multi-spectral imaging for detection of chicken skin tumors. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 18(1): 113-119.
  5. click here to view the PDF of this article Chen, Y.R., K. Chao, and W.R. Hruschka. 2002. On-Line automated inspection of poultry carcasses by machine vision. In: Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (March 13-15, 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil), pp. 78-85. ASAE Publication Number 701P0301
  6. click here to view the PDF of this article Chen, Y.R., K. Chao, and M.S. Kim. 2002. Machine vision technology for agricultural applications. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 36(2-3): 173-191.
  7. click here to view the PDF of this article Kang, S., Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Kim, I., and Chen, Y.R. Chicken Disease Characterization by Fluorescence Spectroscopy. ASAE Meeting, Chicago, IL. Paper Number: 023061. 2002.
  8. click here to view the PDF of this article Kim, M.S., A.M. Lefcourt, K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, I. Kim, and D.E. Chan. 2002. Multispectral detection of fecal contamination on apples based on hyperspectral imagery: Part I. Application of visible and near-infrared reflectance imaging. Transactions of the ASAE. 45(6): 2027-2037.
  9. click here to view the PDF of this article Kim, M.S., A.M. Lefcourt, Y.R. Chen, I. Kim, D.E. Chan, K. Chao. 2002. Multispectral detection of fecal contamination on apples based on hyperspectral imagery: Part II. Application of hyperspectral fluorescence imaging. Transactions of the ASAE. 45(6): 2039-2047.
  10. click here to view the PDF of this article Mehl, P.M., K. Chao, M.S. Kim and Y.R. Chen. 2002. Detection of defects on selected apple cultivars using hyperspectral and multispectral image analysis. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 18(2): 219-226.
  11. click here to view the PDF of this article Park, B., K.C. Lawrence., W.R. Windham, Y.R. Chen, and K. Chao. 2002. Discriminant analysis of dual-wavelength spectral images for classifying poultry carcasses. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 33: 219-231.

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2003

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, and D.E. Chan. 2003. Analysis of Vis/NIR spectral variations of wholesome, septicemia, and cadaver chicken samples. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 19(4): 453-458.
  2. Yang, C.-C., K. Chao, and Y.R. Chen. 2003. Development of multispectral imaging processing algorithms for food safety inspection on poultry carcasses. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), 2003 International Meeting, ASAE paper no. 03-3054.

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2004

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, and D.E. Chan. 2004. A spectroscopic system for high speed inspection of poultry carcasses. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 20(5): 683-690.

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2005

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, F. Ding, and D.E. Chan. 2005. Characterizing wholesome and unwholesome chickens by CIELUV color difference. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 21(4):653-659.
  2. click here to view the PDF of this article Ding, F., Y.R. Chen, and K. Chao. 2005. Two-waveband color-mixing binoculars for the detection of wholesome and unwholesome chicken carcasses. Applied Optics. 44(26):5454-5462.
  3. click here to view the PDF of this article Yang, C.C., K. Chao, and Y.R. Chen. 2005. Development of multispectral imaging processing algorithms for identification of wholesome, septicemic, and inflammatory process chickens. Journal of Food Engineering. 69(2):225-234.
  4. click here to view the PDF of this article Yang, C.C., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, and H.L. Early. 2005. Systemically diseased chicken identification using multispectral images and region of interest analysis. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 49(2):255-271.

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2006

  1. Chao, K., C.C. Yang, Y.R. Chen, D.E. Chan, M.S. Kim. 2006. Poultry carcass inspection by a fast line-scan imaging system: results from in-plant testing. SPIE Proceedings, Volume 6381 – Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods (Y.R. Chen, G.E. Meyer, and S.I. Tu, eds.), 63810V. 
  2. click here to view the PDF of this article Ding, F., Y.R. Chen, K. Chao, and D.E. Chan. 2006. Two-color mixing for classifying agricultural products for safety and quality. Applied Optics. 45(4): 668-677.
  3. click here to view the PDF of this article Ding, F., Y.R. Chen, K. Chao, and M.S. Kim. 2006. Three-color mixing for classifying agricultural products for safety and quality. Applied Optics. 45(15):3516-3526.
  4. Kim, M.S., B.K. Cho, C.C. Yang, K. Chao, A.M. Lefcourt, Y.R. Chen. 2006. Hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence line-scan imaging system for online detection of fecal contamination on apples. SPIE Proceedings, Volume 6381 – Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods (Y.R. Chen, G.E. Meyer, and S.I. Tu, eds.), 63810P.
  5. click here to view the PDF of this article Liu, Y., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Kim, X. Nou, D.E. Chan, and C.C. Yang. 2006. Comparison of visible and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy for the detection of faeces/ingesta contaminants for sanitation verification at slaughter plants. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 14(5): 325-331.
  6. Liu, Y., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Kim, X. Nou, D.E. Chan, and C.C. Yang. 2006. Detection of fecal/ingesta contaminants at slaughter plants from a number of characteristic visible and near-infrared bands. SPIE Proceedings, Volume 6381 – Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods (Y.R. Chen, G.E. Meyer, and S.I. Tu, eds.), 63810U.
  7. Yang, C.C., D.E. Chan, K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Kim. 2006. Development of online line-scan imaging system for chicken inspection and differentiation. SPIE Proceedings, Volume 6381 – Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods (Y.R. Chen, G.E. Meyer, and S.I. Tu, eds.), 63810Y.
  8. click here to view the PDF of this article Yang, C.C., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Kim, and D.E. Chan. 2006. Development of fuzzy logic based differentiation algorithm and fast line-scan imaging system for chicken inspection. Biosystems Engineering. 95(4): 483-496.
  9. click here to view the PDF of this article Yang, C.C., K. Chao, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Kim, and H.L. Early. 2006. Simple multispectral image analysis for systemically diseased chicken identification. Transactions of ASABE. 49(1): 245-257.

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2007

  1. click here to view the PDF of this article Chao, K., Y.R. Chen, F. Ding, C.C. Yang, and D.E. Chan. 2007. Development of two-band color-mixing technique for identification of broiler carcass conditions. Journal of Food Engineering. 80(1): 276-283.
  2. click here to view the PDF of this article Chen, Y.R., Y. Liu, X. Nou, and K. Chao. 2007. Development of SERS spectroscopy for routine and rapid identification of Escherichia Coli and Listeria Monocytogenes on silver colloidal nanoparticles. In NSTI-Nanotech 2007 Technical Proceedings, volume 2, pp. 549-552.
  3. Liu, Y., Y.R. Chen, X. Nou, and K. Chao. 2007. Potential of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for the rapid identification of Escherichia Coli and Listeria monocytogenes cultures on silver colloidal nanoparticles. Applied Spectroscopy. (in press for August 2007 issue)
  4. Kim, M.S., Y.R. Chen, B. Cho, K. Chao, C. Yang, A.M. Lefcourt, and D.E. Chan. Hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence line-scan imaging for online quality and safety inspection of apples. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. (manuscript accepted, June 2007)

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