Surface Reconstruction using Shadow Profilometry
Digital image analysis has rich potential in application to post-disaster forensic investigations. The underlying concept is to reconstruct the exterior surfaces of object fragments that failed under load or were torn apart because of explosive forces. The surface reconstruction technique must be sufficiently accurate to capture detailed characteristics of small samples for identification and classification of the object under examination. This paper presents an inexpensive technique for constructing a digital image of a three dimensional surface of very small objects which preserves the minor details via two dimensional slices produced using shadow profilometry.
C. P. Walker et al., "Surface Reconstruction using Shadow Profilometry," Proceedings of the 20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2005, Santa Fe, NM), vol. 2, pp. 1250-1251, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Mar 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1066677.1066958
20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2005: Mar. 13-17, Santa Fe, NM)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Business and Information Technology
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Keywords and Phrases
Surface modeling; Surface reconstruction; Digital image analysis; Shadow profilometry; Computer science; Image analysis; Loads (forces); Mathematical models; Object recognition; Profilometry; Two dimensional; Image reconstruction
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