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Title: Advanced signal analysis technologies to improve automated lumber grading technologies

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-041. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s)Seale, Dan R.; Ross, Robert J.

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: The Southeastern region of the United States produces the nation’s largest volume of structural lumber, namely the Southern Pine species group, which grows on hundreds of millions of acres across 12 states. Lumber manufacturing is among the top uses for this timber. Annually, 10 to 15 billion board feet are produced. To keep up with growing domestic demand and maintain a favorable trade balance for U.S. producers, the maximum dollar value must be obtained from every piece of lumber. Additionally, given the global nature of the lumber commodity, domestic unit processing times and costs must continually be reduced.

Keywords: Automated lumber grading technologies; advanced signal analysis

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 844 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/14/2018
RITS Product ID: 90188
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer

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