Title page for ETD etd-05112012-064202

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Miranda, Paul Nicholas
Author's Email Address paulnam@vt.edu
URN etd-05112012-064202
Title HD4AR: High-Precision Mobile Augmented Reality Using Image-Based Localization
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
White, C. Jules Committee Chair
Golparvar-Fard, Mani Committee Member
Reed, Jeffrey Hugh Committee Member
  • android
  • cyberphysical systems
  • smartphones
  • augmented reality
  • construction
Date of Defense 2012-04-30
Availability unrestricted
Construction projects require large amounts of cyber-information, such as 3D models, in order to achieve success. Unfortunately, this information is typically difficult for construction field personnel to access and use on-site, due to the highly mobile nature of the job and hazardous work environments. Field personnel rely on carrying around large stacks of construction drawings, diagrams, and specifications, or traveling to a trailer to look up information electronically, reducing potential project efficiency. This thesis details my work on Hybrid 4-Dimensional Augmented Reality, known as HD4AR, a mobile augmented reality system for construction projects that provides high-precision visualization of semantically-rich 3D cyber-information over real-world imagery. The thesis examines the challenges related to augmenting reality on a construction site, describes how HD4AR overcomes these challenges, and empirically evaluates the capabilities of HD4AR.

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