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ISRN Textiles
Volume 2013, Article ID 546481, 5 pages
Research Article

Determination of Fiber Contents in Blended Textiles by NIR Combined with BP Neural Network

School of Material Science and Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, China

Received 22 March 2013; Accepted 20 April 2013

Academic Editors: I. Frydrych, A. A. Merati, and C. H. Park

Copyright © 2013 Li Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fiber contents in cotton/terylene and cotton/wool blended textiles were tested by near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy combined with back propagation (BP) neural network. Near infrared spectra of samples were obtained in the range of 4000 cm−1~10000 cm−1. Wavelet Transform (WT) was used for noise reduction and compression of spectra data. The correction models of cotton/terylene and cotton/wool contents based on BP neural network and reconstructed spectral signals were established. The number of hidden neurons, learning rate, momentum factor, and learning times was optimized, and decomposition scale of WT was discussed. Experimental results have shown that this approach by Fourier transformation NIR based on the BP neural network to predict the fiber content of textile can satisfy the requirement of quantitative analysis and is also suitable for other fiber content measurements of blended textiles.