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Compact Imaging System With Ranging And Velocimetry
Author(s): Peter J. de Groot; Gregg M. Gallatin; Mark F. Cullen
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Paper Abstract

We have constructed a radar imaging system for simultaneous ranging and velocimetry of multiple points in the field of view. Signals are generated in an array of laser diodes in a compact, self-aligning, backscatter-modulation geometry. We present a theoretical model for signal generation in backscatter-modulated laser diodes, and describe a laboratory implementation used for finding the orientation and rotation speed of a object. The imaging radar could be used to enhance a variety of robot vision technologies, including object recognition with movement discrimination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1005, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision III, (7 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949040
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Peter J. de Groot, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Gregg M. Gallatin, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Mark F. Cullen, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1005:
Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision III
Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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