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Optical 3-d surface tomography using depth from focus of partially overlapping 2-d images

A system and method of reconstructing a three-dimensional image of an object is provided. The system includes a single camera including a pinhole lens and having a surface defining an image plane. The single camera can be arranged to move along a linear path relative to the object and is configured to capture images at predetermined locations along the linear path such that at least a portion of the captured adjacent images overlap. The system includes a processor that can be programmed with an image processing logic that enables the processor to create a three-dimensional image of the object.

Meir Gershenson

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November 12, 2010
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