P08541: Commercialization of Micro-goniophotometer


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Project 08541

Project Overview

This project is designed to be an expansion of an already existing technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Imaging Science. The science of goniophtometry has been researched worldwide for numerous applications. This project is applying the technology to measure the gloss surface characteristics of printed images. Gloss is an optical phenomenon caused when evaluating the appearance of a surface. The evaluation of gloss describes the capacity of a surface to reflect directed light. Goniophtometry is a field that integrates the measurement of gloss from a variety of angles. In doing so, far more information can be obtained about the actual gloss properties of the item.


Expanded Project Information & Concept Introduction

Formal Project Summary

Administrative Information

Project Name
Commercialization Of A Micro-goniophotometer
Project Number
Project Family
Image & Color Science
Printing & Imaging Systems Technology
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guides
Dr. Johnathan Arney
Dr. Susan Farnand
Dr. Marcos Esterman
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Marcos Esterman (ISE)
Project Manager and Electrical Engineer
Fred Totten
Primary Customer
Dr. Jonathan Arney
Customer Contact Information
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
54 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623

Customer Information

Dr. Jonathan S. Arney
PhD, Chemistry, University of North Carolina, 1975
Research Intrests
Image Microstructure
Halftone Modeling
Interaction of light with printing substrates
Associate Professor CIS
Personal Homepage

Team Documents

Scientific Understanding of the Applied Technology

A Micro-Goniophotometer and the Measurement of Print Gloss
Color Properties of Specular Reflections
Interpretation of Gloss Measurements
Analysis of Paper Gloss
Interpretation of the Results of a Micro-Goniophotometer Analysis
Dr. Arney's Homepage
Dr. Salvaggio's Homepage
Dr. Farnand's Homepage
Posters on Gloss

Initial Meetings

Audio MP3 Files of Meetings

Rollback Project Files

PRP in Old DPM Format
SD1 Deliverable Documents

Previously Established Project Resources/Constraints


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes

Roles & Responsibilities Matrix

Project Organizational Chart

MS Project MSD I Project Schedule

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Interpreted Needs Analysis

Establish Target Specifications

Functional Product Decomposition

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

QFD Document:House of Quality

Weekly Status Updates & Individual Work Assignments

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Sub-System Designs

Detailed Drawings

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Complete Bill of Materials

Part Datasheets

Detail Design Review Summary

Testing and Refinement


Life line pictures

Project pictures

Published Documents

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Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

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