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Pulsed time-of-flight laser range-finding techniques for industrial applications
Author(s): Juha Tapio Kostamovaara; Kari E. Maatta; Risto A. Myllylae
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Paper Abstract

Typical construction and performance data for a pulsed time-of-flight laser rangefinding device intended for industrial measurements is presented. It is shown that by using a laser diode transmitter with a peak power of 5 - 15 W, a measurement range of a few tens of meters can be attained with respect to a noncooperative target. The available single shot resolution reaches mm-level in a fraction of a second. Accuracy depends greatly on the construction and adjustment of the device and levels of better than +/- 3 mm can be achieved in the above measurement range. Various construction details and other factors affecting to the available resolution and accuracy are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1614, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VI, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57988
Show Author Affiliations
Juha Tapio Kostamovaara, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Kari E. Maatta, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Risto A. Myllylae, Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1614:
Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VI
Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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