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Low-cost hand-held lidar system for automotive speed detection and law enforcement
Author(s): Mark A. Samuels; Scott W. Patterson; Jonathan A. Eppstein; Richard L. Fowler
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Paper Abstract

A low cost, handheld lidar or laser range finder (LRF) system based on a GaAs laser diode was developed for automotive speed detection and law enforcement. The innovative lidar incorporates a head up display (HUD) to provide both an aiming reticle and data display of range and/or velocity. The design of this eyesafe lidar system is based on shared aperture optics, a pulsed high power Gallium Arsenide laser diode and a proprietary 'telephoto' HUD that allows the use of off the shelf displays. An embedded processor continuously computes range and velocity using a special algorithm optimized for the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59216
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Samuels, Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. (United States)
Scott W. Patterson, Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. (United States)
Jonathan A. Eppstein, Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. (United States)
Richard L. Fowler, Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1633:
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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