Laser Scanning for Accident Reconstruction

Documenting an undisturbed scene is critical to the preservation of evidence for scientific analysis.  When production or functionality of critical operations has been brought to a standstill, quickly collecting data and returning functionality is paramount. Caulfield Engineering’s scientists, engineers, and technicians have decades of experience using precision measurements and scene documentation.  Our state-of-the-art equipment includes laser scanners and total stations that allow precise dimensions and features to be recorded for later analysis.  The scene data can be exported to a variety of applications for CAD drawings, surveying, dimensional analysis, modeling, and visualization.  By capturing scene data for later analysis, production can be returned quickly.

Laser Scanning Management

Our scientists, engineers, and technicians also have decades of experience in collecting and preserving physical evidence.  Caulfield Engineering’s facilities include a secured, climate-controlled artifact storage location with restricted access and 24-hour surveillance monitoring.  When critical evidence requires preservation, Caulfield Engineering has the experience and facilities to meet your needs.

Equipment highlights:

FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanner:

  • Each scan captures approximately one million three-dimensional measurements per second, with an entire scan taking approximately 5 minutes.
  • Photo-realistic representation can be achieved by capturing and applying colors to each individual measurement.
  • Accuracy is approximately 2mm.
  • Data can be exported to a variety of applications for CAD drawings, surveying, dimensional analysis, modeling, and visualization.

Leica TPS Total Station (surveying station):

  • Conventional IR (infrared) selective measurements using hand-held pole-mounted prismatic target provides high accuracy in measurements up to and exceeding (atmospheric conditions permitting) one-quarter mile.
  • Reflector-less technology permits high accuracy selective measurements of objects in areas that are hazardous or difficult to reach.