The NIST Construction Metrology and Automation Group (CMAG), in cooperation with the NIST Intelligent Systems Division (ISD), is developing performance metrics and standard tests for the evaluation of 3D imaging systems used in autonomous mobility applications. This work supports the broader effort to develop open, consensus-based performance evaluation standards for a wide range of 3D imaging systems and applications through the ASTM E57 Committee on 3D Imaging Systems. This report presents initial efforts to characterize the range performance of a 3D imaging sensor that will be used in a performance measurement system for crash prevention and safety systems. Factors examined include range, target reflectance, target angle of incidence, and sensor azimuth.
Citation: SPIE Defense and Security Symposium
Pub Type: Journals
3D imaging system, LADAR, performance evaluation, sensor characterization