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Title: Performance evaluation of a three dimensional laser scanner for industrial applications
Authors: Manorathna, Prasad
Ogun, Philips S.
Marimuthu, Sundar
Justham, Laura M.
Jackson, Michael R.
Keywords: Industrial laser scanner
Performance evaluation
3D measurement
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © IEEE © Crown
Citation: MANORATHNA, P. ... et al., 2014. Performance evaluation of a three dimensional laser scanner for industrial applications. IN: 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), 22-24 Dec. 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Abstract: Laser scanners are nowadays extensively used in industries due to their high accuracy, resolution and robustness. However, the specifications provided with most laser scanners are debatable and without proper analysis the output results from the scanners cannot be trusted. The performance of laser based scanners depends on many aspects including ambient lighting condition, surface reflectivity, surface roughness and stand-off distance. In this paper, a set of performance evaluation tests for a three dimensional (3D) laser scanner is presented. An initial definition of the best strategy for testing prior to its use is proposed. The performance of the scanner was evaluated under different operating conditions such as different surface reflectivity, viewing angle, surface roughness and stand-off distance. The optimum working range of the laser scanner was established and the regions where the laser scanner produces inappropriate data was identified and quantified. A similar testing approach can be used for any industrial laser scanner prior to its application to minimize any unambiguity in measurements. This will also enable the users to have confidence in the measurements returned by laser scanners.
Description: Closed access
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the support from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, in undertaking this research work under grant reference number EP/IO33467/1.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/ICIAFS.2014.7069534
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19309
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2014.7069534
ISBN: 9781479945986
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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