Improvement in accuracy for three-dimensional sensor (Faro Photon 120 scanner)

Abbas, Mohd Azwan and Setan, Halim and Majid, Zulkepli and Chong, Albert K. and Luh, Lau Chong and Ariff, Mohd Farid Mohd and Idris, Khairulnizam M. (2013) Improvement in accuracy for three-dimensional sensor (Faro Photon 120 scanner). International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 10 (1-3). pp. 176-182. ISSN 1694-0784

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The ability to provide actual information and attractive presentation, three-dimensional (3D) information has been
widely used for many purposes especially for documentation,
management and analysis. As a non-contact 3D sensor, terrestrial laser scanners (TLSs) have the capability to provide dense of 3D data (point clouds) with speed and accuracy. However, similar to other optical and electronic sensors, data obtained from TLSs can be impaired by errors coming from different sources. In order to ensure the high quality of the data, a calibration routine is crucial for TLSs to make it suitable for accurate 3D applications (e.g. industrial measurement, reverse engineering and monitoring). There are two calibration approaches available: 1) component, and 2)system calibration. Due to the requirement of special laboratories and tools to perform component calibration, the task cannot be carried out by most TLSs users. In contrast, system calibration only requires a room with appropriate targets.
Through self-calibration, this study involved a system calibration for Faro Photon 120 scanner in a laboratory with dimensions of 15.5m x 9m x 3m and 138 well-distributed planar targets. Four calibration parameters were derived from well-known error sources of geodetic instruments. Data obtained using seven scan stations were processed, and statistical analysis (e.g. t-test) shows that all error models, the constant error (8.9mm), the collimation axis error (-4.3), the trunnion axis error (-11.6) and the vertical circle index error (8.0) were significant for the calibrated 3D sensor.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 06:49
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D sensor; terrestrial laser scanner; accuracy; systematic errors; self-calibration
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020502 Lasers and Quantum Electronics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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