Calibration and accuracy assessment of Leica ScanStation C10 terrestrial laser scanner

Abbas, Mohd Azwan and Setan, Halim and Majid, Zulkepli and Chong, Albert K. and Idris, Khairulnizam M. and Aspuri, Anuar (2013) Calibration and accuracy assessment of Leica ScanStation C10 terrestrial laser scanner. In: International Workshop on Geoinformation Advances 2012, 7-8 Nov 2012, Johor, Malaysia.

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Requirement of high accuracy data in surveying applications has made calibration procedure a standard routine for all surveying instruments. This is due to the assumption that all observed data are impaired with errors. Thus, this routine is also applicable to terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) to make it available for surveying purposes. There are two calibration approaches: (1) component, and (2) system calibration. With the intention to specifically identify the errors and accuracy of the Leica ScanStation C10 scanner, this study investigates component calibration. Three components of calibration were performed to identify the constant, scale error, accuracy of angular measurement and the effect of angular resolution for distance measurement. The first calibration has been processed using closed least square solutions and has yielded the values of constant (1.2 mm) and scale error (1.000008879). Using variance ratio test (F-Test), angles observation (horizontal and vertical) for Leica C10 scanner and Leica TM5100A theodolite have shown significance difference. This is because the accuracy of both sensors are not similar and these differences are 0.01 and 0.0075º for horizontal and vertical measurements, respectively. Investigation on the resolution setting for Leica C10 scanner has highlighted the drawback of the tilt-and-turn target. Using the highest resolution, Leica Cyclone software only able to recognize the tilt-and-turn target up to 10 m distance compare to 200 m for the black and white target.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. Ch 3. Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Electronic copy held by USQ Library.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 05:25
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrial laser scanner; error source; component calibration; accuracy assessment
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36379-5_3

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