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Return detection for outdoor active triangulation
Author(s): David Ilstrup; Roberto Manduchi
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Paper Abstract

Active triangulation is a well-established technique for collecting range data. Use of low-power systems in environments with high ambient light is motivated by considerations of price, portability and eye safety. However, when environment light is high, detection of laser return can be challenging. A method combining filtering of specialized low-level features with dynamic programming is proposed. Results are achieved in these challenging conditions comparable to results achieved with current techniques under ideal conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7864, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Interaction, and Measurement, 786415 (27 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872648
Show Author Affiliations
David Ilstrup, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Roberto Manduchi, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7864:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Interaction, and Measurement
J. Angelo Beraldin; Ian E. McDowall; Atilla M. Baskurt; Margaret Dolinsky; Geraldine S. Cheok; Michael B. McCarthy; Ulrich Neuschaefer-Rube, Editor(s)

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