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Fiber optic coherent laser radar 3D vision system
Author(s): Richard L. Sebastian; Robert B. Clark; Dana L. Simonson; Anthony R. Slotwinski
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in fiber optic component technology and digital processing components have enabled the development of a new 3D vision system based upon a fiber optic FMCW coherent laser radar. The approach includes a compact scanner with no moving parts capable of randomly addressing all pixels. The system maintains the immunity to lighting and surface shading conditions which is characteristic of coherent laser radar. The random pixel addressability allows concentration of scanning and processing on the active areas of a scene, as is done by the human eye-brain system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2348, Imaging and Illumination for Metrology and Inspection, (6 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.198849
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Richard L. Sebastian, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Robert B. Clark, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Dana L. Simonson, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Anthony R. Slotwinski, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2348:
Imaging and Illumination for Metrology and Inspection
Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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