Issue No. 03 - May/June (1993 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/38.210485
<p>A 3-D scanner that employs white laser light and yields high-resolution data in files small enough to be handled on a graphics desktop or readily communicated using a modem is discussed. At its heart is a synchronized sensing system that frees up the axis in the data file. The resulting independent depth of field makes it possible to adapt the scanner to a variety of industrial and scientific applications. Because the pixels registered on the CCD camera are used for z coordinates only, the camera can extract more resolution. The system also reduces distortion from shadows and ambient light.</p>
T. Bird and M. Rioux, "White Laser, Synced Scan (3D Scanner)," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 13, no. , pp. 15-17, 1993.