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Development and Application of 3D Hyperspectral Scanning System for Underground Mine and Tunnel Exploration
  • Hyunseob Baik ,
  • Young-Sun Son ,
  • Kwang-Eun Kim
Hyunseob Baik
Korea University of Science and Technology

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A hyperspectral scanning system was developed for three-dimensional (3D) surface mapping in underground spaces, such as mine shafts and tunnels. A hyperspectral line-scanning camera was mounted on the rotating driver unit coaxial with the tunnel to image both the mine wall and the ceiling. Uniform light was illuminated on the target surface to be imaged using a halogen lamp rotating together with the hyperspectral imaging sensor. A stereo camera, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), and Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU) were also attached to the sensor unit together with the hyperspectral camera so that geometric information could be acquired simultaneously during imaging. All sensor and controller units were mounted on a cart-type platform for easy movement in the tunnel, and a battery mounted on the platform supplied power for system operation and the halogen light source. The developed scanning system was tested in an actual mine, and 3D hyperspectral images of the internal surface of the mine shaft were successfully obtained.