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Geometric investigation of active and passive sensors

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3D imaging systems (amatuer/SLR digital cameras, 3D laser scanners, stripe projection systems, RGB-D sensors, etc.) are widely available and used for surveying, modeling and entertainment applications, but clear statements regarding their characteristics, performances and limitations are still missing. The VDI/VDE and the ASTM-E57 committees are trying to set some standards but the commercial market is not reacting properly. Since many new users are approaching these 3D recording methodologies, clear statements and information clarifying if a package or system satisfies certain requirements before investing are fundamental for those users who are not really familiar with these technologies. Among the investigated sensors, it is worth to cite the NextEngine 3D scanner, the PointGrey Bumblebee, the Microsoft Kinect, the Breuckmann smartSCAN and the Fuji FinePix Real 3D W1 stereo-camera.


Representative publications:

- Pagliari, D., Menna, F., Roncella, R., Remondino, F., Pinto, L., 2014: Kinect Fusion improvement using depth camera calibration. ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XL-5, pp. 479-485

- Menna, F., Nocerino, E., Remondino, F., Shortis, M., 2013: Investigation of a consumer-grade digital stereo camera. Proc. of Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications XII, SPIE Optical Metrology, Vol. 8791, doi: 10.1117/12.2020899

- Menna, F., Remondino, F., Battisti, R., Nocerino, E., 2011: Geometric investigation of a gaming active device. Proc. of Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications XI, SPIE Optical Metrology, Vol. 80850G-1-15 

- Guidi, G., Remondino, F., Morlando, G., Del Mastio, A., Uccheddu, F., Pelagotti, A., 2007: Performance evaluation of a low cost active sensor for cultural heritage documentation. VIII Conference on Optical 3D Measurement Techniques - Gruen/Kahmen (Eds), pp. 59-69, Vol.2, July 2007, Zurich, Switzerland

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