Terrestrial Laser Scanning Intensity Correction by Piecewise Fitting and Overlap-Driven Adjustment
AbstractTerrestrial laser scanning sensors deliver not only three-dimensional geometric information of the scanned objects but also the intensity data of returned laser pulse. Recent studies have demonstrated potential applications of intensity data from Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS). However, the distance and incident angle effects distort the TLS raw intensity data. To overcome the distortions, a new intensity correction method by combining the piecewise fitting and overlap-driven adjustment approaches was proposed in this study. The distance effect is eliminated by the piecewise fitting approach. The incident angle effect is eliminated by overlap-driven adjustment using the Oren–Nayar model that employs the surface roughness parameter of the scanned object. The surface roughness parameter at a certain point in an overlapped region of the multi-station scans is estimated by using the raw intensity data from two different stations at the point rather than estimated by averaging the surface roughness at other positions for each kind of object, which eliminates the estimation deviation. Experimental results obtained by using a TLS sensor (Riegl VZ-400i) demonstrate that the proposed method is valid and the deviations of the retrieved reflectance values from those measured by a spectrometer are all less than 3%. View Full-Text
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Xu, T.; Xu, L.; Yang, B.; Li, X.; Yao, J. Terrestrial Laser Scanning Intensity Correction by Piecewise Fitting and Overlap-Driven Adjustment. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 1090.
Xu T, Xu L, Yang B, Li X, Yao J. Terrestrial Laser Scanning Intensity Correction by Piecewise Fitting and Overlap-Driven Adjustment. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(11):1090.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Teng; Xu, Lijun; Yang, Bingwei; Li, Xiaolu; Yao, Junen. 2017. "Terrestrial Laser Scanning Intensity Correction by Piecewise Fitting and Overlap-Driven Adjustment." Remote Sens. 9, no. 11: 1090.
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