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Real-time detailed digital 3D model scanning and generation


Kaarta Stencil™ is a stand-alone, lightweight, hand-held, and low cost system unleashing the integrated power of 3D mapping and real-time position estimation otherwise not possible with fixed-base scanning systems. The Kaarta Engine, Kaarta’s patent-pending advanced 3D mapping and localization algorithms, is at the core of the Stencil, providing highly accurate and robust maps. Stencil’s ease of use, breadth of applications and streamlined workflow render it the perfect choice for infrastructure inspectors, engineers, security personnel, architects, farmers, or anyone who needs an easy way to document the 3D world quickly and dependably.

 

Stencil photo 1

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

FORMAT

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MODES

Baseline mapping
Add-on mapping for more complex and larger areas
Compatible with files produced with Kaarta Contour™

IMU

Internal MEMS-based IMU
Six DOF: X, Y, Z, Roll, Pitch, Yaw

PROCESSOR

Intel NUC i7 Dual Core

PORTS

HDMI Type A video
4 USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
RJ-45 Ethernet

STORAGE

250 GB SSD

OS

Ubuntu Linux OS

LASER

Standard adapter fits Velodyne VLP-16 lidar
100 m range
360° horizontal FOV
30° vertical FOV

FEATURE TRACKER

640 x 360 Resolution
50 Hz frame rate
Black & white images

WEIGHT

700g (1.54lb)

POWER

12-19 vDC

MOUNTING PLATFORMS

Hand-held
Backpack
Roadway vehicle
Aerial drone

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

23000 mAh, 85W external battery
AC power adaptor
Base plate for camera or tripod

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Vehicle Mounting Kit 
Base plate for camera or tripodVehicle Mounting Kit 

 

CONFIGURATION

The Stencil base configuration is an extruded aluminum enclosure with machined plates for lidar mounting and adapters as well as mounting points for attachment to vehicles, tripods and more.

Stencil can accept several lidar models including Velodyne VLP-16 and Velodyne HDL-32E. Stencil only requires an Allen wrench for lidar attachment.

The Feature Tracker, a high frame-rate imaging device, is recommended for operation in more open, unstructured environments.

 

 

 

SAMPLE OUTPUT

Sample 1     sample 2

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft scanned in 30 min without postprocessing except for visualization.

   

The Tepper Quad, the cornerstone of a complex that encompasses 27,000 sq m (300,000 sq ft) at Carnegie Mellon University. Scanned in less than 90 minutes and merged in real-time on site.

 

   

A tunnel under construction close to the Zürich airport. Scanned with Stencil integrated to GPS for providing information about the position.

   

Point cloud generated by scanning with Stencil in Kongresshaus in Zürich. No postprocessing was implemented

 

Please find some videos about Kaarta Stencil below:

Kaarta Stencil 3            Kaarta Stencil Video 

 

Please look at or download the Contour Brochure here:

 

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