Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Miniaturized laser range finder for the volumetric characterization of underground cavities
Author(s): Luca Fiorani; Marco Bortone; Stefania Mattei; Cristiano Ruocchio; Antonio Salome; Sergio Vetrella
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Laser remote sensing has proved to be a mature technique in many scientific, military, and civilian fields. In particular, laser range-finders are widely applied in non- contact measurements of distances. In the framework of the project ARCHEO, funded by the Italian Ministry for Universities and Scientific and Technological Research, we have developed GEOLIDAR, a miniaturized laser range-finder that provides useful information for archaeological excavations. More precisely, GEOLIDAR performs volumetric characterizations of underground cavities, such as buried tanks, temples, and tombs. A coring machine bores a small- diameter hole up to the cavity where GEOLIDAR is let down and executes a motor-driven 3D scan. Operation and acquisition are fully controlled by a user-friendly computer interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4129, Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II, (6 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390647
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Fiorani, CORISTA--Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Marco Bortone, CORISTA--Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Stefania Mattei, CORISTA--Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Cristiano Ruocchio, CORISTA--Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Antonio Salome, Alenia Aerospazio SpA (Italy)
Sergio Vetrella, CORISTA--Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4129:
Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II
Cam Nguyen, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top