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9 November 2010 An LED-array-based range imaging system used for enhancing three-dimensional imaging
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An LED-array-based range imaging system is proposed for three-dimensional (3-D) shape measurement. The range image is obtained by time-division electronic scanning of the LED Time-of-Flight (TOF) range finders in array, and no complex mechanical scanning is needed. By combining with a low cost CCD/CMOS sensor for capturing the twodimensional (2-D) image, the proposed range imaging system can be used to accomplish a high quality 3-D imaging. A sophisticated co-lens optical path is designed to assure the natural registration between the range image and 2-D image. Experimental tests for evaluation of the imaging system performance are described. It was found that the 3-D images can be acquired at a rate of 10 frames per second with a depth resolution better than 5mm in the range of 50 - 1000mm, which is sufficient for many practical applications, including the obstacle detection in robotics, machine automation, 3-D vision, virtual reality games and 3-D video.
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Huanqin Wang, Jun Xu, Deyong He, Tianpeng Zhao, Anting Wang, Hai Ming, and Deyi Kong "An LED-array-based range imaging system used for enhancing three-dimensional imaging", Proc. SPIE 7850, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology, 78501E (9 November 2010);

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