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Three-Dimensional Imaging And Applications
Author(s): Max E. Bair; Robert Sampson; David Zuk
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Paper Abstract

Operating principles of three-dimensional (3D) imaging sensors are discussed and various sensor implementation techniques are reviewed. A synopsis of the relative merits of 3D imaging sensors with respect to that of other imaging sensor types is presented. An implementation technique which uses a modulated CW laser source and which has resolution versatility is described and used to illustrate applications diversity. Resulting imagery from laboratory and field measurements provides x,y,z resolution varying from 0.3 m to 0.05 mm. Illustrations presented include: (1) a system for robotic guidance for parts acquisition and inspection; (2) imagery from the 3D vision sensor utilized on the DARPA Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV); and (3) the 3D vision sensor used on the DARPA Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV). In each application, the 3D features utilized and the resulting data processing are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0726, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision V, (27 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937737
Show Author Affiliations
Max E. Bair, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Robert Sampson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
David Zuk, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0726:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision V
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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