CRI: Versatile 3D Imaging and Visualization System

Start Date: 12/31/1969
End Date: 12/31/1969

We propose to acquire and develop a 3D Imaging and Virtual Environment System that will be used in a wide variety of research areas and activities. The Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI) will be employed as a versatile system for capturing, processing and visualizing three-dimensional (3D) data encountered in several fields of science and engineering. The infrastructure will be used by faculty, researchers and students in the areas of Computer Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Biological Systems Engineering. The participation of four PIs from different fields is an indication of the need for the proposed CRI. Three of the PIs have received funding from NSF’s Information Technology Research (ITR) Program. The two major components of the proposed CRI are: 

1) A 3D imaging system using a combination of a 3D laser scanner (LIDAR) and digital photogrammetry (DP), and 

2) A cost-effective and versatile stereo projection system for Virtual Environments (VEs).


Grant Institution: National Science Foundation

Amount: $162,571

People associated with this grant:

Doug Bowman