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Improving quality of laser scanning data acquisition through calibrated amplitude and pulse deviation measurement
Author(s): Martin Pfennigbauer; Andreas Ullrich
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Paper Abstract

Newest developments in laser scanner technologies put surveyors in the position to comply with the ever increasing demand of high-speed, high-accuracy, and highly reliable data acquisition from terrestrial, mobile, and airborne platforms. Echo digitization in pulsed time-of-flight laser ranging has demonstrated its superior performance in the field of bathymetry and airborne laser scanning for more than a decade, however at the cost of somewhat time consuming off line post processing. State-of-the-art online waveform processing as implemented in RIEGL's V-Line not only saves users post-processing time to obtain true 3D point clouds, it also adds the assets of calibrated amplitude and reflectance measurement for data classification and pulse deviation determination for effective and reliable data validation. We present results from data acquisitions in different complex target situations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7684, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV, 76841F (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849641
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Pfennigbauer, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7684:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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