Three dimensional laser scanning unit

Rasmussen, Andrew (2002). Three dimensional laser scanning unit Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Rasmussen, Andrew
Thesis Title Three dimensional laser scanning unit
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Ross McAree
Total pages 145
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract

A three-dimensional laser scanning system has been designed for application in the mining industry. Many opportunities exist for application of this technology in that field.

A planar laser scanning device was used to develop the three dimensional scans. This required rotation of the scanner in order to capture a series of fan shaped scans. The project involved the design and manufacture of the hardware for the system and the development of software. The software includes communication with the laser scanner and the implementation of motion control to control the scanner rotation. Image processing software was also developed to generate surface profiles from the scanned data. The operation of the scanner is included in the thesis.

The Literature review covers current monitoring methods and the current technology in laser scanning.

The designed laser scanning system performed successful three-dimensional laser scanning. Further research needs to be done to incorporate movement in the scanning process.

Keyword Three-dimensional laser system
Hardware development
Software development
Additional Notes * Mechanical engineering undergraduate theses. Sem 2, 2002

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
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