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Quasi-static microscanner with linearized scanning for an adaptive 3D laser camera
Author(s): Thilo Sandner; Thomas Grasshoff; Markus Schwarzenberg; Richard Schroedter; Harald Schenk
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a gimbaled MEMS scanning mirror (MSM) especially developed for adaptive raster scanning in a novel 3D ToF laser camera. Large quasi-static deflections of ±10° are provided by vertical comb drives in vertical direction in contrast to resonant horizontal scanning of the 2.6x3.6mm elliptical mirror at 1600 Hz and 80° optical scan range. For position feedback piezo-resistive position sensors are integrated on chip for both axes. To guarantee the full reception aperture of effective 5 mm a synchronized driven MEMS scanner array - consisting of five hybrid assembled MEMS devices - are used in a novel 3D ToF laser scanner enabling a distance measuring rate of 1MVoxel/s and an uncertainty of ToF distance measurement of 3…5 mm at 7.5 m measuring range for a gray target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8977, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIII, 897717 (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064898
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Thilo Sandner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (Germany)
Thomas Grasshoff, Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (Germany)
Markus Schwarzenberg, Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (Germany)
Richard Schroedter, Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (Germany)
Harald Schenk, Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8977:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIII
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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