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Intelligent variable-resolution laser scanner for the space vision system
Author(s): Francois Blais; Marc Rioux; Steve G. MacLean
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Paper Abstract

A newly developed laser range scanner which can identify and locate targets attached to a satellite is described. This identification can be performed even with the sun shining directly into the sensor. The sensor makes use of two high-speed galvanometers to address individual pixels in a high-resolution large field of view. Specular reflections and background illumination problems are eliminated by proper signal processing and an optical interference filter. Very fast tracking of the object is implemented using Lissajous-type scanning figures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1482, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45721
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Blais, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Marc Rioux, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Steve G. MacLean, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1482:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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