Airborne 3D-profilometer

Henrik Haggren, Terhikki Manninen, Ilkka Peräläinen, Jukka Pesonen, Petteri Pöntinen, Markku Rantasuo

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Measurement of dimensions of inaccessible objects remains a challenge in spite of new technologies available. The authors approached the problem with a photogrammetric method using a laser-camera combination installed in a helicopter. The method was applied to the topographic measurement of ice fields. It became clear that the new method will produce more reliable data on surface height and ice field mass than the previously used spot laser profilometer. The method can be developed further by using a more effective laser and by automatization of the construction of profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)951-38-4822-1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • profilometers
  • measuring instruments
  • measurement
  • dimensional measurement
  • lasers
  • surface properties
  • surface roughness
  • ice
  • photogrammetry
  • airborne equipment


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