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Aerometrics' laser-based lane-tracker sensor: engineering and on-the-road evaluation of advanced prototypes
Author(s): Carlos A. Schuler; Francis M. Tapos; Mehyeddine M. Alayleh; William D. Bachalo
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Paper Abstract

Aerometrics initiated and continues on the development an innovative laser-diode based device that provides a warning signal when a motor-vehicle deviates from the center of the lane. The device is based on a sensor that scans the roadway on either side of the vehicle and determines the lateral position relative to the existing painted lines marking the lane. The principles of operation of the sensor, and the results of Aerometrics' early testing were presented last year in this forum. This paper presents Aerometrics' continuing efforts in bringing the technology to market. New prototypes have been developed and tested. Aerometrics' engineering efforts and the use of latest technologies have resulted in a 24-fold reduction in sensor volume when compared to their predecessors and similar reductions in weight. The current prototype measures less than 9 cm X 8 cm X 7 cm, and can be easily fit within the cavity of rear-view mirror holders used in most present-day vehicles. Also, advances in signal conditioning and processing have improved the reliability of the sensor. Results of continuing testing of the sensor will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2902, Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS, (17 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267136
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos A. Schuler, Aerometrics, Inc. (United States)
Francis M. Tapos, Aerometrics, Inc. (United States)
Mehyeddine M. Alayleh, Aerometrics, Inc. (United States)
William D. Bachalo, Aerometrics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2902:
Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS
Alan C. Chachich; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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