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High precision, accuracy, and resolution of 3D laser scanner employing pulsed time-of-flight measurement
Author(s): Martin Pfennigbauer; Andreas Ullrich; João Pereira do Carmo
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results of a high-speed 3-D laser scanner developed for the European Space Agency within an activity dealing with a high precision relative attitude control sensor for formation flying. By employing pulsed-time-offlight measurement, we demonstrated sub-mm accuracy and precision as well as unprecedented resolution of single-shot measurements to natural targets at distances up to 150 m. The instrument is based on RIEGL's commercial terrestrial laser scanners with a scan range of 100° x 360° and a net measurement rate of 125 kHz. The system's performance is demonstrated with different test setups and potential fields of application are assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8037, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVI, 803708 (1 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883903
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Pfennigbauer, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
João Pereira do Carmo, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8037:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVI
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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