Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Pedersen, Peder C.

Abstract

The aging of medieval parchments has resulted in a layer of mold that makes the text unreadable. The main method currently used to read moldy parchments is ultraviolet illumination because it effectively enhances the contrast between the ink and parchment. The purpose of this project was to retrofit a scanner with ultraviolet light in an attempt to produce a digital copy of the parchments. The digital images acquired will help preserve the parchment by reducing handling and hazardous ultraviolet exposure.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Electrical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

IGSD

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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