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Algorithms for Generating Adaptive Projection Patterns for 3-D Shape Measurement

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Tao Peng, Satyandra K. Gupta

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paper No. DETC2007-35452, pp. 265-277; 13 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 27th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4803-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Point cloud acquisition using digital fringe projection (PCCDFP) is a non-contact technique for acquiring dense point clouds to represent the 3-D shapes of objects. Most existing PCCDFP systems use projection patterns consisting of straight fringes with fixed fringe pitches. In certain situations, such patterns do not give the best results. In our earlier work, we have shown that in some situations, patterns that use curved fringes with spatial pitch variation can significantly improve the process of constructing point clouds. This paper describes algorithms for automatically generating adaptive projection patterns that use curved fringes with spatial pitch variation to provide improved results for an object being measured. In addition, we also describe the supporting algorithms that are needed for utilizing adaptive projection patterns. Both simulation and physical experiments show that, adaptive patterns are able to achieve improved performance, in terms of measurement accuracy and coverage, than fixed-pitch straight fringe patterns.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Algorithms , Shapes



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