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Processing LiDAR data on a rotating airborne frame

Raks
Hi,
   I have an airborne lidar (Velodyne 16 Puck) mounted on top of a quadrotor and scanning a particular area to build a 3D map of the area. I have written a custom code to obtain data from the Lidar and store the return values as X, Y, Z and Intensity in the Lidar's local frame. My file also contains the GPS and orientation values of the quadrotor for every scan of the lidar. I am trying to compute the translation and rotation for each scan and view it in a global frame.

I have created a sample program which parses my file for the X,Y,Z values and the GPS, orientation values and creates a pointcloud<XYZI> to store the lidar XYZ values. I then create a Eigen::Affine3f transformation matrix and perform the necessary rotation and translation and apply these transformations to get a rotated cloud. However when I start a viewer to view the pointcloud the cloud generated is incorrect. Can anyone please help me out?

Thanks
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