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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Moon S. Kim

Research Physicist

www.ars.usda.gov/ba/emfsl/moonkim

USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Building 303 BARC-East, Room 001A
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
phone: 301.504.8450 ext 245
fax: 301.504.9466
moon.kim@ars.usda.gov


Research Area
Hyperspectral and multispectral imaging technologies to assess safety and quality of agricultural produce and animal carcasses. Development of rapid on-line inspection systems and portable devices using multispectral laser-induced fluorescence and multispectral reflectance imaging technologies.

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  Photo: Dr. Moon Kim tests a portable imaging device equipped with a head-mount display for sanitation inspection of food-processing equipment. Machine's Eye View of Poultry and Produce

Featured in the January 2007 issue of Agricultural Research Magazine. View the article in (html)  or (pdf)  format.



Publications and Patents

Click here to see selected publications by Moon Kim listed by publication year, 2000-2014. Full-text reprints for some can be downloaded in PDF format.

A list of publications drawn from the ARS database for Moon Kim is also available, with access to an abstract/summary for each publication.

Patents

  1. (Pending) Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Bannon, D. Method of determining histamine concentration in fish. USPTO, Utility Patent application submitted. September 2013.
  2. (Pending) Chao, K., Kim, M.S., and Qin, J. Line-scan Raman imaging method and apparatus for rapid evaluation of large samples. USPTO, Utility Patent application submitted October 2013.
  3. (Pending) Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Cho, B.K., and Lee, K. Single-camera multi-mirror imaging method and apparatus for whole-surface inspection of rotating objects. USPTO, Utility Patent application submitted. March 2013.
  4. (Pending) Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Lefcourt, A., Lee, K., Kang, S., and Chan, D. Single-camera angled conveyance imaging method and apparatus for whole-surface inspection of rotating objects. USPTO, Utility Patent application submitted. March 2013.
  5. Click here to view or download PDF file Chao, K., Chen, Y.R., Kim, M.S., Chan, E., and Yang, C. Method and system for wholesomeness inspection of freshly slaughtered chickens on a processing line. US Patent # 8,625,856. USPTO, January 7, 2014.
  6. Click here to view or download PDF file Chao, K., Kim, M.S., Lefcourt, Tuschel, D., Olkhovyk, O, and Liu, Y. Systems and Methods for Detecting Contaminants in a Sample. US Patent #, 8,467,052. USPTO, June 18, 2013.
  7. Click here to view or download PDF file Kim, M.S., Lefcourt, A., Chao, K., Chen, Y.R., Senecal, A., Marek, P. Hand-held inspection tool and method. US Patent #8,310,544 B2. USPTO, Nov 7, 2012.
  8. Click here to view or download PDF file Chao, K., Chen, Y.R., Kim, M.S., Chan, E., and Yang, C. Method and system for wholesomeness inspection of freshly slaughtered chickens on a processing line. US Patent # 8,126,213. USPTO, Feb. 28, 2012.
  9. Click here to view or download PDF file Kim, M.S., Chen, Y., Chao, K., and Lefcourt, A.M. Simultaneous acquisition of fluorescence and reflectance imaging techniques with a single imaging device for multitask inspection. US Patent # 7,787,111, USPTO. Aug. 31, 2010.
  10. Click here to view or download PDF file Lefcourt, A.M., Kim, M.S., and Chen, Y.R. Use of Nanosecond Scale, Time-Resolved, Imaging to Differentiate Contemporaneous Fluorescence Responses For Multiple Substances. US Patent, #7,547,508. USPTO. June 16, 2009.
  11. Click here to view or download PDF file Kim, M.S., Lefcourt, A.M., and Chen, Y.R. Method to detect exposed bone fragments during processing of meat or fish. US Patent #7,460,227, USPTO. Dec. 2, 2008.

2014 Publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Click here to view or download PDF file Chao, K., Kim, M.S., and Chan, D., Control Interface and Tracking Control System for Automated Poultry Inspection. Computers Standards and Interfaces, 36 (2): 271-277. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.csi.2011.03.006
  2. Everard, C., Kim, M.S., Lee, H., and O’Donnell, C. Hyperspectral fluorescence imaging coupled with multivariate image analysis techniques for detection of fecal contamination on spinach leaves. Food and Bioprocess Technology, in press. 2014.
  3. Click here to view or download PDF file Lee, H.Y., Yang, C.C., Kim, M.S., Lim, J., Cho, B., Chao, K., and Lefcourt, A.M., and Everard, C. A simple multispectral imaging algorithm for detection of defects on Red Delicious apples. J. of Biosystems Engineering, 39(2):142-149. 2014. doi:10.5307/JBE.2014.39.2.142
  4. Click here to view or download PDF file Lee, W.H., Kim, M.S., Lee, H., Delwiche, S., Bae, H., Kim, D.Y., and Cho, B. Hyperspectral near-infrared imaging for the detection of physical damages of pear. J. Food Engineering, 130:1-7. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2013.12.032
  5. Click here to view or download PDF file Mo, C., Kim, G., Lee, K., Kim, M.S., Cho, B., Lim, J., and Kang, S. Non-destructive quality evaluation of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) seeds using LED-induced hyperspectral reflectance imaging, Sensors, 14: 7489-7504. 2014. doi:10.3390/s140407489
  6. Qin, J., Chao, K., and Kim, M.S. A line-scan hyperspectral system for high-throughput Raman chemical imaging. Applied Spectroscopy. 68 (6): 692-695. 2014. abstract
  7. Qin, J., Chao, K., Kim, M.S., Lee, H.Y., and Peng, Y. Development of a Raman chemical imaging detection method for authenticating skim milk powder. J. Food Measurement and Characterization, 8 (2): 122-131. 2014. doi:10.1007/s11694-014-9172-9
  8. Click here to view or download PDF file Schmidt, W.F., Hapeman, C. J., McConnell, L. L., Mookherji, S., Nguyen, J.K., Qin, J., Lee, H., Chao, K., and Kim, M.S. Temperature-dependent Raman spectroscopic evidence of and molecular mechanism for irreversible isomerization of β-endosulfan to α-endosulfan. J. Ag. Food Chem., 62:2023-2030. 2014. doi:10.1021/jf404404w
  9. Schmidt, W.F., Broadhurst, C.L., Qin, J., Lee, H., Nguyen, J.K., Chao, K., Shelton, D.R., and Kim, M.S. Temperature dependent Raman spectroscopy of melamine and structural analogs in milk powder. Applied Spectroscopy, in press. 2014.
  10. Click here to view or download PDF file Shilts, P., Motabar, P., Lefcourt, A.M., Kim, M.S., and Tasch, U. Homogenization optics to improve detectability of a fluorescence response to a single laser pulse: Detection of feces on apples. Trans. ASABE 57(2): 615-622. 2014. doi:10.13031/trans.57.10443

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