Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/31/2014
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
Citation: Lu, R., Park, B. 2015. Introduction. In: Park, B., Lu, R., editors. Hyperspectral Imaging Technology In Food and Agriculture. New York, NY: Springer. p. 3-8.
Technical Abstract: Over the past 15 years, we have witnessed rapid increases in the R&D and application of hyperspectral imaging in food and agriculture. Hyperspectral imaging integrates the main features of imaging and spectroscopic techniques so as to expand our capability of detecting minor or more sophisticated features or characteristics from an object that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to accomplish with either imaging or spectroscopic technique. This book is intended to give a broad, comprehensive coverage of hyperspectral imaging technology and its latest applications in food and agriculture. It is written for both researchers and advanced-level students who want to acquire knowledge about the basic concepts, principles and applications of hyperspectral imaging. The book is organized into three parts. The first part gives readers a general introduction to the instrumentation and implementation modalities of hyperspectral imaging technology. The second part covers basic image and spectroscopic data processing and analysis methods, followed by the specific methods and techniques for processing and analysis of hyperspectral images. And the third, final part covers a range of applications of hyperspectral imaging technology, from food quality and safety inspection to plant health detection and monitoring, and to precision agriculture and real-time application.