National Research Council of Canada. Measurement Science and Standards
Adoption of 3D imaging systems is on the rise with the global market expected to exceed $450 million by 2016. An increasing number of users are expected to invest in high-accuracy/high-speed non-contact systems as their claimed performance approaches the claimed performance of tactile probing systems, particularly as the cost of non-contact systems has decreased significantly. To address the lack of published standards for 3D imaging systems, the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) has been working closely with NIST on the ASTM E57 committee to develop two standards to evaluate the performance of medium-range (2 to 150 m) LiDAR systems. We present an overview of work completed to date by the WK12373 (Relative Range Error) and WK431218 (Volumetric Error) working groups and, in particular, present the results of experiments conducted at the NRCC in support of this work.