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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2676–2693

Trimble GX200 and Riegl LMS-Z390i sensor self-calibration

D. González-Aguilera, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, J. Armesto, and P. Arias  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2676-2693 (2011)

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This paper aims to establish and develop a calibration model for two time-of-flight terrestrial laser scanners (TLS): Trimble GX200 and Riegl LMS-Z390i. In particular, the study focuses on measurement errors and systematic instrumental errors to compile an error model for TLS. An iterative and robust least squares procedure is developed to compute internal calibration parameters together with a TLS data set geo-reference in an external reference system. To this end, a calibration field is designed that performs as an experimental platform that tests the different laser scanner methods. The experimental results show the usefulness and potential of this approach, especially when high-precision measurements are requires.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2010
Published: January 27, 2011

D. González-Aguilera, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, J. Armesto, and P. Arias, "Trimble GX200 and Riegl LMS-Z390i sensor self-calibration," Opt. Express 19, 2676-2693 (2011)

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