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3 September 1993 Topographic characterization
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), other government agencies, and private industry have requirements to map and analyze 3-dimensional surfaces of varying regularity and material composition. This requires a high fidelity, 3-dimensional description of the work space. In cases where complete and current information about the space is not available, topographic characterization allows on-line initialization and/or modification of the work space database. The mapping environment is often challenging with regard to lighting, radiation, temperature, atmosphere, and causticity. This paper describes a system that provides topographic characterization based on fusing intensity and depth information, and describes the application of this technique for inspection of Shuttle thermal tiles.
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Plesent W. Goode, Sixto L. Vazquez, and Eric G. Cooper "Topographic characterization", Proc. SPIE 1956, Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications, (3 September 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.155091
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