Novel Approaches in 3D Sensing, Imaging, and Visualization

  • Robert Schulein
  • M. DaneshPanah
  • M. Cho
  • B. Javidi
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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems are being researched extensively for purposes of sensing and visualization in fields as diverse as defense, medical, art, and entertainment. When compared to traditional 2D imaging techniques, 3D imaging offers advantages in ranging, robustness to scene occlusion, and target recognition performance. Amongst the myriad 3D imaging techniques, 3D multiperspective imaging technologies have received recent attention due to the technologies’ relatively low cost, scalability, and passive sensing capabilities. Multiperspective 3D imagers collect 3D scene information by recording 2D intensity information from multiple perspectives, thus retaining both ray intensity and angle information. Three novel developments in 3D sensing, imaging, and visualization systems are presented: 3D imaging with axially distributed sensing, 3D optical profilometry, and occluded 3D object tracking.

Keywords

Elemental Image Reconstruction Plane Perspective Image Object Depth Surface Voxels 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Schulein
  • M. DaneshPanah
  • M. Cho
  • B. Javidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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