Paper 12.311

P. Engström, et al., "Microsoft Kinect for THz Sensor Management", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 311-319, http://dx.doi.org/10.15221/12.311.

Title:

Microsoft Kinect for THz Sensor Management

Authors:

Philip ENGSTRÖM, Maria AXELSSON, Mikael KARLSSON

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Linköping, Sweden

Abstract:

Rapid stand-off detection of hidden threats is highly desired in many security and surveillance applications. 3D THz scanning technologies provide high resolution 3D imagery, which can be used to detect hidden objects and classify these. However, due to sensor limitations, accurate subject pose tracking is needed. In this paper we present a proof-of-concept for a support system for THz sensor management based on structured light and laser scanning. A laser scanner from SICK is used for accurate 2D-position tracking and a Microsoft Kinect is used for 3D pose estimation. We show how the technologies complete each other and how data can be fused for increased robustness and accuracy.

Keywords:

3d body scanning, laser scanning, Kinect, THz, screening, sensor management

Details:

Full paper: 12.311.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 311-319
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15221/12.311

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