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iSTAR and Surphaser 25HSX

Scan colourisation with iSTAR HDR images

The iSTAR 360 degree camera provides rapid, automatic HDR (High Dynamic Range) 360 imaging and can be used as a standalone device or for colourisation of point clouds created by spherical terrestrial scanners. Surphaser 25HSX scanner cannot provide internal colour capture, iSTAR can be used to provide HDR imagery to improve the point cloud quality. A project was undertaken to scan and image a Jetstream fuselage and Rolls‐Royce Spey engine at AMRC Factory 2050, using both technologies, to show their combined capabilities. The results of the project showed that iSTAR provides the ability to efficiently capture HDR colour and accurately combine this with the scan data for significantly improved 3D visualisation.