A Target System to Enhance Reality Capture of Built Environment
Both PIs of this research project have worked with Reality Capture technologies for construction management practice and cultural heritage preservation for years. With their experience with these technologies, especially in LiDAR, and 360-degree photography, they have identified the need for the design and development of both hardware and processes to overcome some of the constraints of the technologies, such as limits of range and lack of ability to capture outdoors. With the support of this CCIC grant, the PIs created a target system that can extend the range of Matterport Pro-3 camera systems for documenting the built environments. This system has multiple prototypes and has been tested at active construction sites and used in the development of a virtual tour of a WWII submarine museum. It was validated that this new system can improve the capability and productivity of Reality Capture technologies for documenting construction sites and built heritage.