Creating three-dimensional (3D) shape models of space objects is a critical task for a variety of application domains, including planetary science and hazard avoidance. Our work focuses on building high-quality 3D models of objects using all available sensing data --- often a combination of both camera and LIDAR data. Recent developments have led our research team to also investigate camera-only 3D shape modeling.
Methods under development or in use as part of SEAL research efforts include shape-from-silhouette (SfS) and stereophotoclinometry (SPC).
More details on our research on 3D modeling will be coming soon.