Analysis of the Accuracy Potential of a Stereo High-Speed Camera System in 3D Measurements in Highly Dynamic Experiments

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In the context of setting up a stereo high-speed camera system for accurate 3D measurements in highly dynamic experiments, the potential of a “Fastcam SA-X2” stereo system is evaluated by testing different camera configurations and motion scenarios. A thorough accuracy analysis is performed using spatial rigid-body transformations and relative measurement analyses of photogrammetrically reconstructed surfaces of nondeformable objects. The effects of camera calibration, exposure time, object velocity, and object surface pattern quality on the quality of adjusted 3D coordinates are taken into consideration. While the exposure time does not significantly influence the quality of the static measurements, the results of dynamic experiments demonstrate that not only an insufficient frame rate but also an increased noise level resulting from short exposure times affects 3D coordinate accuracy. Using appropriate configurations to capture dynamic events, the errors in dynamic experiments do not differ significantly from the errors obtained in static measurements. A spatial mapping error of less than 1 (Formula presented.) m is obtained through the experiments, with proper testing configurations for an object surface area of (Formula presented.) mm. These findings are relevant for users of high-speed stereo imaging techniques to perform geometric 3D measurements, deformation, and crack analyses.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2023

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Scopus 85148976536
WOS 000942418600001
PubMed 36850759
Mendeley 1c1a0a10-3a0a-35ab-b52e-68fedd746744
ORCID /0000-0002-6069-0766/work/142255918


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  • Hochgeschwindigkeitskamera, dynamische 3D Messungen, Genauigkeit, Starrkörpertransformation, accuracy, dynamic 3D measurements, high-speed cameras, rigid-body transformation, High-speed cameras, Accuracy, Rigid-body transformation