# Surface Estimation for Multiple Misaligned Point Sets

@article{Wiens2019SurfaceEF, title={Surface Estimation for Multiple Misaligned Point Sets}, author={A. Wiens and W. Kleiber and K. Barnhart and Dylan Sain}, journal={Mathematical Geosciences}, year={2019}, volume={52}, pages={527-542} }

Two common tasks when processing point cloud data sets are surface estimation and point cloud registration. In this paper, a statistical approach is developed to solve both of these problems simultaneously. In particular, a surface is estimated from a pair of unregistered three-dimensional scans of the same spatial region. In this method, one point cloud defines the fixed coordinate system, and a rigid transformation is applied to the second cloud. Observations from both scans are considered a… Expand

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