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Committee Members

Arthur Goshtasby (Advisor), Bin Wang (Committee Member), Thomas Wischgoll (Committee Member)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE)


A flexible, self-configuring body scanner is described that is capable of capturing and merging range data from multiple views into a single coordinate system without the use of registration. The scanner uses two disconnected frames with embedded lights to merge the coordinate systems of multiple cameras. The frame also serves in finding the laser plane as the lasers are swept over the surface from multiple locations. Both hardware and software details are presented as well as techniques for automating most aspects of the scanner. A new implicit surface implementation is also described for processing and triangulating the resulting point clouds along with the design and use of measurement tools for analyzing the completed scan.

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Department or Program

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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