Phase unwrapping is a task common to many applications like interferometry imaging, medical magnetic resonance imaging, solidstate physics, etc. Fourier transform profilometry (FTP) values the height distribution of object, elaborating the interference between a plane reference grating and a deformed object grating. Since the height information is extracted from the phase of a complex function, the phase unwrapping is a critical step of the process. Several unwrapping algorithms are proposed in literature, but applied to measurement technologies different from FTP. The purpose of this paper is to define the performances of eight different unwrapping algorithms applied to FTP optical scan method and to define the best one. The algorithms chosen are: Goldstein’s algorithm, quality guided path following method, Mask cut method, Flynn’s method, multi-grid method, weighted multi-grid method, preconditioned conjugate gradient method and minimum Lp-norm method. The methods were tested on real images acquired by a FTP scanner developed and calibrated for these experiments. The objects used vary from simple geometries, like planes and cylinders, to complex shapes of common use objects. Algorithms were qualified considering the phase unwrapping errors, execution time and accuracy of the shape of objects obtained from the scan method in comparison with real ones. The results show that quality guided algorithm best fits in FTP application.
|Titolo:||Comparison of eight unwrapping algorithms applied to Fourier-transform profilometry|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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