How the Laser Scanner Works

3D laser scanners work by sending a laser beam all over the field of view. Whenever the laser beam hits a reflective surface, it is reflected back into the direction of the scanner.

To determine the position in space of the captured object, the Laser Scanner Focus3D uses polar coordinates which consist of the horizontal angle, the vertical angle and the measured distance relative to the Laser Scanner’s position.

Individual scans are later registered together using common references and the resulting point cloud made up of all the project scans is able to be viewed and manipulated.

Measurement of the distance by the 3D Laser Scanner.

Measurement of the distance by the 3D Laser Scanner.

Measurement of the vertical angle by the 3D Laser Scanner.

Measurement of the vertical angle by the 3D Laser Scanner.