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Field Demonstration of Laser Scanning for Excavation Measurement

Published

Author(s)

Geraldine S. Cheok, Robert R. Lipman, Christoph J. Witzgall, Javier Bernal, William C. Stone

Abstract

The use of a scanning laser to measure terrain changes due to excavation at a construction site is described. The objective at this phase of the project is to develop the tools necessary to measure terrain changes in real-time. This paper focuses on adaptations required to extend previously developed scanning procedures and post-processing algorithms for an indoor laboratory environment to a large outdoor area such as a construction site. The challenges encountered, techniques that worked or didn t work, and lessons learned are discussed.
Proceedings Title
17th IAAR/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Conference Dates
September 18-20, 2000
Conference Location
Taipel, TW
Conference Title
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

Keywords

Construction, excavation, LADAR, laser sensor, terrain mapping, volume calculations

Citation

Cheok, G. , Lipman, R. , Witzgall, C. , Bernal, J. and Stone, W. (2000), Field Demonstration of Laser Scanning for Excavation Measurement, 17th IAAR/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Taipel, TW, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860744 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created October 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017