OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1991
  • pp: 1274–1278

Automated measurement method for 360° profilometry of 3-D diffuse objects

Xiao-Xue Cheng, Xian-Yu Su, and Lu-Rong Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1274-1278 (1991)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (593 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An automated measurement method for 360° surface topography of 3-D diffuse objects is presented. The method is based on the simple principle of triangulation with structured illumination. The geometric specifications of the structured light module used in the system are analyzed on a computer. Using an advantageous data acquisition schedule, high data acquisition rates and measuring accuracy can be achieved. The system comprises a structured lighting projector, a 2-D detector array, and a microcomputer for control and processing. Experimental results for 3-D objects are offered.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 1, 1989
Published: April 1, 1991

Xiao-Xue Cheng, Xian-Yu Su, and Lu-Rong Guo, "Automated measurement method for 360° profilometry of 3-D diffuse objects," Appl. Opt. 30, 1274-1278 (1991)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited