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Three Dimensional Surface Model from Laser Scanning of Proving Ground Road

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Manufacturing Poster Session

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22.1524.1 - 22.1524.9



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Pavel Ikonomov Western Michigan University

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Dr. Pavel Ikonomov is Associate Professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Western Michigan University.
He earned his bachelor degree from Technical University of Varna and his first master degree at M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Technology from Technical University of Varna. His second master degree he earned from Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan and his Ph.D in Precision Manufacturing Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan. He worked several years as chef engineer in Bulgaria, Asst. professor at Technical University of Varna. CTO at Virtual Reality Center Yokohama, Japan, Associate Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of technology, Japan, Vis. Professor at UCLA and NIST. He has extensive industrial and teaching experience in different countries university research centers and companies. He is considered and expert in CAD/CAM, robotics, and Virtual Reality simulation for industry and nanomanufacturing. Dr. Ikonomov published more than 100 papers in journals, proceedings, a book, and several chapters in books. He also holds a patent.

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Alamgir A. Choudhury Western Michigan University

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Alamgir A. Choudhury is an Associate Professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. His M.S .and Ph.D. are from NMSU (Las Cruces) and B.S. in mechanical engineering from BUET (Dhaka). His interest includes computer applications in curriculum, MCAE, mechanics, instrumentation & control, and fluid power. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and affiliated with ASME, ASEE, SME, and TAP.

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Three Dimensional Surface Model from Laser Scanning of Proving Ground RoadAbstract: The paper aims at creating a 3D surface model of an existing road proving groundbuilt for vehicle testing. The road surface here has several different kinds of deviation featuresintended to test the vehicle for its stability and durability. An innovative laser scanning system,with two laser measurement sensors, has been designed and built for this purpose. The two laserscanners, scan in two mutually perpendicular planes XZ and YZ. This data is recorded andconverted to 3D point cloud data using the scan matching algorithm. The point cloud data thusobtained is processed with special algorithms to obtain the 3D model of the road surfacescanned. This precise 3D model of the road surface obtained can be used for virtual simulation ofthe vehicles’ performance.Keywords. three dimensional road model, road profile, laser measurement scanners

Ikonomov, P., & Choudhury, A. A. (2011, June), Three Dimensional Surface Model from Laser Scanning of Proving Ground Road Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18833

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