Improvements to the accuracy of prototype ship models measurement method using terrestrial laser scanner

Abbas, Mohd Azwan and Lichti, Derek D. and Chong, Albert K. and Setan, Halim and Majid, Zulkepli and Lau, Chong Luh and Idris, Khairulnizam M. and Ariff, Mohd Farid Mohd (2017) Improvements to the accuracy of prototype ship models measurement method using terrestrial laser scanner. Measurement, 100 . 301-310. ISSN 0263-2241


Accuracy is a crucial requirement in the shipbuilding industry, especially during the design stage. The existence of errors in 3D prototype models can cause huge discrepancies when projected to full-scale objects. The ability to provide rapid and dense 3D data has made the terrestrial laser scanners (TLSs) a viable option in shipbuilding measurement. However, the numerous sources of systematic error that corrupt collected TLS data make a calibration procedure necessary. The requirement of laboratory with large number of targets to perform existing TLS calibration procedures make them unfeasible for most TLS users. Thus, this study has investigated the suitability of an on-site calibration method for application in high-accuracy shipbuilding. Two prototype boats were measured using a Faro Focus 3D scanner and close range photogrammetry was used for benchmarking purposes. By utilising four quantitative analyses, the results verify the ability of the developed calibration method to improve the accuracy of terrestrial laser scanner measurements in the field. With a relatively simple implementation, the developed calibration method is expected to be valuable for a wide variety of terrestrial laser scanner applications, especially the shipbuilding industry.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 01:16
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrial laser scanner, ship building, self-calibration, high accuracy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8613 Transport Equipment > 861303 Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2016.12.053

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