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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3126–3128

Strategy for automatic and complete three-dimensional optical digitization

Xiaoli Liu, Xiang Peng, Hailong Chen, Dong He, and Bruce Z. Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3126-3128 (2012)

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This Letter proposes a new strategy of a three-dimensional (3D) scanning pipeline to achieve complete 3D digitization of complex objects in a real scene. This strategy consists of a one-dimensional array of optical 3D sensors combined with an automatically controlled turntable. An efficient calibration method for the sensor array is presented to guarantee the accuracy of the 3D measurement. Furthermore, an automatic registration technique is also proposed for aligning multiple range images taken from sensor array. Experiment results are also presented to demonstrate the proposed approach.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(150.5670) Machine vision : Range finding
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2012
Published: July 20, 2012

Xiaoli Liu, Xiang Peng, Hailong Chen, Dong He, and Bruce Z. Gao, "Strategy for automatic and complete three-dimensional optical digitization," Opt. Lett. 37, 3126-3128 (2012)

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