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The Design And Manufacture Of A High-Resolution Laser Radar Scanner
Author(s): E. S. Cameron; R. Doshi
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Paper Abstract

The design and manufacture of the opto-mechanical sub-system for a laser radar scanner is presented, with a discussion of the initial system design considerations leading to a description of the detailed optical design. The scanner offers high spatial resolution in three dimensions, a characteristic that imposed severe limitations on the optical configuration. In addition, the requirement that it should be capable of operation in a factory environment, and hence safe to the eyes of operators, demands an extremely high signal-to-noise level to permit the use of a relatively low power laser. This requirement also dictates the need for accurate alignment, details of which are presented along with results of the optical testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1103, Laser Radar IV, (13 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960571
Show Author Affiliations
E. S. Cameron, Ernst Leitz (Canada) Ltd. (Canada)
R. Doshi, Ernst Leitz (Canada) Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1103:
Laser Radar IV
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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