One of Acuity’s customers, Ames Engineering has developed a 2D and 3D laser texture scanner using the Acuity AR200 laser triangulation sensor inside their portable and GPS enabled Texture Scanner. With the simple push of a button the unit automatically begins the scanning process providing the operator with immediate and accurate texture measurements. Once a scan has been completed, the scanner immediately calculates and displays the following indices on the sunlight readable LCD display: Mean Profile Depth (MPD), Texture Profile Index (TPI), Estimated Texture Depth (ETD), band pass selectable, elevation variance and slope variance. The data is stored in a simple CSV data file and can be easily downloaded to a PC through an Ethernet interface. Using the Ames Web Page interface software, the user can specify scan densities and select from a list of texture index calculations. The scanner is lightweight, portable and is powered using high cycle rechargeable batteries that can provide up to one hundred scans per charge.
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