July 16th, 2012
We evaluate the use of Poisson reconstruction to generate a 3D bathymetric model of West Lake Bonney, Antarctica. The source sonar dataset has been collected by the ENDURANCE autonomous vehicle in the course of two Antarctic summer missions. The reconstruction workflow involved processing 200 million datapoints to generate a high resolution model of the lake bottom, Narrows region and underwater glacier face. A novel and flexible toolset has been developed to automate the processing of the Bonney data.
Febretti, A., Richmond, K., Gulati, S., Flesher, C., Hogan, B.P., Johnson, A., Stone, W.C., Priscu, J., Doran, P., Poisson reconstruction of extreme submersed environments: The ENDURANCE exploration of an under-ice Antarctic Lake, 8th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC ’12), Crete, Greece, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, July 16th, 2012.