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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
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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)

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