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3-D imaging and modeling – Part I: acquisition and registration

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The key modules in a typical reverse engineering system consist of the acquisition, registration, and the integration of range images of three-dimensional objects with complex geometry. We first present a self-made optical digitizer that is employed for quickly acquiring range data from multiple views, then introduce a visualized registration procedure that can provide a reliable estimate for the fine registration of multiple range images in a unified coordinate system. Experiment results are given to show the effectiveness of this approach in 3-D imaging and multiple range image registration for the applications of reverse engineering.

Keywords: 3-D vision; range finding; range image matching; reverse engineering

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: 1: National Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrumentation Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, China 2: Institute of Applied Optics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Publication date: 2002-11-01

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