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Compact laser rangefinder for space applications
Author(s): Yasufumi Wakabayashi; Yoshiaki Ohkami; Makoto Miyata; Tadashi Adachi; Takahiko Iijima
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Paper Abstract

The 3D shape measurement and recognition of surroundings are expected for advanced space robot missions, such as on-orbit inspections, autonomous navigation of robots, and so on. We have been studying small size scanning laser range finders for space applications for years, and have just developed a new compact model for small on-orbit robots and small rovers. In this paper, its design and test results are described, comparing them with our previous model, which have been used for research test of autonomous rover navigation these years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3714, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications, (26 July 1999);
Show Author Affiliations
Yasufumi Wakabayashi, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yoshiaki Ohkami, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Makoto Miyata, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Tadashi Adachi, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takahiko Iijima, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3714:
Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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