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Optical Engineering

Novel navigation sensor for autonomous guide vehicle
Author(s): Wenwei Zhang; Bao Hua Zhuang; YanXin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel navigation sensor used for real-time navigation in which a position-sensitive detector is used. According to the features of the position-sensitive detector, the special floor mark stuck on the predefined path is developed. In addition, the formulas for the centroid position of the image of incident laser line on the position- sensitive detector, which is determined by the relative position between the floor mark and the navigation sensor, are derived. The navigation sensor, which can obtain proper navigation accuracy and controlling signal, navigates the autonomous guide vehicle running on the predefined path. It is suitable for application in autonomous guide vehicles and other automatic instruments. The experimental results are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(9) doi: 10.1117/1.1287991
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Wenwei Zhang, Nankai Univ. (United Kingdom)
Bao Hua Zhuang, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
YanXin Zhang, Nankai Univ. (China)


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