6 July 2000 Miniaturized laser range finder for the volumetric characterization of underground cavities
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Laser remote sensing has proved to be a mature technique in many scientific, military, and civilian fields. In particular, laser range-finders are widely applied in non- contact measurements of distances. In the framework of the project ARCHEO, funded by the Italian Ministry for Universities and Scientific and Technological Research, we have developed GEOLIDAR, a miniaturized laser range-finder that provides useful information for archaeological excavations. More precisely, GEOLIDAR performs volumetric characterizations of underground cavities, such as buried tanks, temples, and tombs. A coring machine bores a small- diameter hole up to the cavity where GEOLIDAR is let down and executes a motor-driven 3D scan. Operation and acquisition are fully controlled by a user-friendly computer interface.
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Luca Fiorani, Luca Fiorani, Marco Bortone, Marco Bortone, Stefania Mattei, Stefania Mattei, Cristiano Ruocchio, Cristiano Ruocchio, Antonio Salome, Antonio Salome, Sergio Vetrella, Sergio Vetrella, "Miniaturized laser range finder for the volumetric characterization of underground cavities", Proc. SPIE 4129, Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II, (6 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390647; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390647
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