A new ground-based stereo panoramic scanning system

R. Li, L. Yan, K. Di, B. Wu

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This paper introduces a linescan-based stereo panoramic scanning system that employs an off-Axis camera configuration mode. In this mode, the two stereo linescan cameras are mounted off-Axis on the horizontal bar of a camera mast, approximately equidistant from the rotation axis. Compared to the on-Axis mode used in many other linescan-based panoramic scanning systems, the off-Axis mode enables the system to acquire multi-perspective stereo panoramas that can provide uniform accuracy in all 360? directions at each depth. A prototype using a color linear array camera with RGB channels has been developed at the Mapping and GIS Laboratory of The Ohio State University. The future version of this system will be a Mobile Panoramic Multi-spectral Scanner (MPMS) in which each camera will include multi-spectral channels such as VNIR (Visible and Near Infrared) and SWIR (Short Wavelength Infrared). This new system has the potential to be used in future Mars landed missions for the detection and mapping of minerals, water and other habitability signatures as well as for support of Earth-based applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-727
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 21st ISPRS International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Beijing, China
Duration: 3 Jul 200811 Jul 2008


  • 3-D Mapping
  • Geometric model
  • Multi-perspective Panorama
  • Panoramic Camera
  • Panoramic Scanning System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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