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Smart laser profiler
Author(s): Francois Martin; John Laurent
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Paper Abstract

In order to meet the needs of many diverse industrial 3D inspection tasks, INO has developed a new concept for the design of a smart and modular 3D laser profiler. This stand-alone sensor which we call Smart Laser Profiler (SLP) is composed of a laser line projector, collection optics, a high frame rate camera and a digital signal processor (DSP). The on-board DSP is the key to this technology. The SLP sensor has been designed to be both compact and rugged and it is enclosed in a water resistant NEMA 4 class housing that is easy to install on a production line. The Smart Laser Profiler has several preprogrammed functions on the DSP that implement basic shape analysis algorithms like volume measurement and shape conformance. For more complex shape analysis, the sensor can transfer the raw 3D profiles to a PC through a high-speed communication link. The present article will describe both the unique hardware, electronics and optical architecture of the sensor and the software tools that were developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5303, Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection XII, (3 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.525768
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Martin, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)
John Laurent, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5303:
Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection XII
Jeffery R. Price; Fabrice Meriaudeau, Editor(s)

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