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Rapid 360 degree imaging and stitching of 3D objects using multiple precision 3D cameras
Author(s): Thomas Lu; Stuart Yin; Jianzhong Zhang; Jiangan Li; Frank Wu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present the system architecture of a 360 degree view 3D imaging system. The system consists of multiple 3D sensors synchronized to take 3D images around the object. Each 3D camera employs a single high-resolution digital camera and a color-coded light projector. The cameras are synchronized to rapidly capture the 3D and color information of a static object or a live person. The color encoded structure lighting ensures the precise reconstruction of the depth of the object. A 3D imaging system architecture is presented. The architecture employs the displacement of the camera and the projector to triangulate the depth information. The 3D camera system has achieved high depth resolution down to 0.1mm on a human head sized object and 360 degree imaging capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6805, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications 2008, 680506 (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766856
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Lu, JPL, CalTech (United States)
Stuart Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jianzhong Zhang, Trellis Bioscience (United States)
Jiangan Li, Univ. of Northern California (United States)
Frank Wu, Univ. of Northern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6805:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications 2008
Brian D. Corner; Masaaki Mochimaru; Robert Sitnik, Editor(s)

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