Surface Estimation for Multiple Misaligned Point Sets

  title={Surface Estimation for Multiple Misaligned Point Sets},
  author={A. Wiens and W. Kleiber and K. Barnhart and Dylan Sain},
  journal={Mathematical Geosciences},
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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