A binary morphology-based filtering algorithm for reverse engineering

C. L. Wang, M. F. Yuen

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A laser scanner is a common surface measurement tool in reverse engineering (RE). The point cloud obtained from a laser scanner usually has some noisy points. An algorithm based on a binary morphology technique is presented to identify the noisy points. After removing the noisy points, the filtered point cloud can be used to reconstruct the surface of a 3D object. The filtering algorithm described can remove both the points at a "far" distance from the scanned object and the "prods" on the surface of the object.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number4
Early online dateFeb 2003
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2003


  • Binary morphology
  • Point cloud
  • Reverse-engineering


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