A Texel camera is a device which synchronously captures depth information via a ladar and digital imagery of the same scene. The ladar and digital camera are co-boresighted to eliminate parallax. This configuration fuses the ladar data to the digital image at the pixel level, eliminating complex post-processing to register the datasets. This paper describes a handheld version of a Texel Camera which can be used to create near-instantaneous 3D imagery. The hardware configuration of the Texel Camera, issues and method associated with ladar/camera calibration, and representative imagery are presented.
A Handheld Texel Camera for Acquiring Near-Instantaneous 3D ImagesConference Record of the Fourty-First Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2007
Citation InformationB. M. Boldt, S. E. Budge, R. T. Pack, and P. D. Israelsen, “A handheld texel camera for acquiring near-instantaneous 3D images,” in Proc. Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2007, pp. 953–957.