@article{4091,
abstract = {An X-ray probe through a polygon measures the length of intersection between a line and the polygon. This paper considers the properties of various classes of X-ray probes, and shows how they interact to give finite strategies for completely describing convex n-gons. It is shown that (3n/2)+6 probes are sufficient to verify a specified n-gon, while for determining convex polygons (3n-1)/2 X-ray probes are necesssary and 5n+O(1) sufficient, with 3n+O(1) sufficient given that a lower bound on the size of the smallest edge of P is known.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Skiena,Steven S},
journal = {SIAM Journal on Computing},
number = {5},
pages = {870 -- 882},
publisher = {SIAM},
title = {{Probing convex polygons with X-Rays}},
doi = {10.1137/0217054 },
volume = {17},
year = {1988},
}