A metrological approach for multispectral photogrammetry


  • Leila Es Sebar Politecnico di Torino
  • Luca Lombardo Politecnico di Torino
  • Marco Parvis Politecnico di Torino
  • Emma Angelini Politecnico di Torino
  • Alessandro Re Università degli Studi di Torino; INFN, Sezione di Torino
  • Sabrina Grassini Politecnico di Torino




This paper presents the design and development of a three-dimensional reference object for the metrological quality assessment of photogrammetry-based techniques, for application in the cultural heritage field. The reference object was 3D printed, with nominal manufacturing uncertainty of the order of 0.01 mm. The object was realized as a dodecahedron, and in each face, a different pictorial preparation was inserted. The preparations include several pigments, binders, and varnishes, to be representative of the materials and techniques used historically by artists.

Since the reference object’s shape, size and uncertainty are known, it is possible to use this object as a reference to evaluate the quality of a 3D model from the metric point of view. In particular, verification of dimensional precision and accuracy are performed using the standard deviation on measurements acquired on the reference object and the final 3D model. In addition, the object can be used as a reference for UV-induced Visible Luminescence (UVL) acquisition, being the materials employed UV-fluorescent. Results obtained with visible-reflected and UVL images are presented and discussed.


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