Abstract

A time of flight method is suggested for measuring distances in large manipulator range-finding applications. Light pulses of a SH laser diode are used. Special attention was paid to reducing the pulse amplitude variations in the transit time measurement. Preliminary results with a prototype have proved the method to be highly usable in measuring position, orientation, and shape of the objects within a 1.5–10-m range. The resolution of the distance measurement is ±1 mm with a measuring time of 10 msec.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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  1. R. A. Jarvis, IEEE Comput. COM-15, 8 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  2. G. B. Porter, J. L. Mundy, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 336, 67 (1982).
  3. T. Hasegawa, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. SMC-12, 250 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  4. J. M. Tenenbaum, H. D. Barrow, R. C. Bolles, “Prospects for Industrial Vision,” in Computer Vision and Sensor-based Robots (Plenum, New York, 1979), pp. 239–259.
  5. D. E. Smith, Hewlett-Packard J., 31, No. 6, 3 (June1980).
  6. G. Kompa, “Laser-Entfernungsmesser hoher Genauigkeit für den industriellen Einsatz,” in Conference Proceedings, Laser 79 Opto-Electronics, Munich, 2 July 1979.

1982 (3)

R. A. Jarvis, IEEE Comput. COM-15, 8 (1982).
[CrossRef]

G. B. Porter, J. L. Mundy, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 336, 67 (1982).

T. Hasegawa, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. SMC-12, 250 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

D. E. Smith, Hewlett-Packard J., 31, No. 6, 3 (June1980).

Barrow, H. D.

J. M. Tenenbaum, H. D. Barrow, R. C. Bolles, “Prospects for Industrial Vision,” in Computer Vision and Sensor-based Robots (Plenum, New York, 1979), pp. 239–259.

Bolles, R. C.

J. M. Tenenbaum, H. D. Barrow, R. C. Bolles, “Prospects for Industrial Vision,” in Computer Vision and Sensor-based Robots (Plenum, New York, 1979), pp. 239–259.

Hasegawa, T.

T. Hasegawa, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. SMC-12, 250 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Jarvis, R. A.

R. A. Jarvis, IEEE Comput. COM-15, 8 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kompa, G.

G. Kompa, “Laser-Entfernungsmesser hoher Genauigkeit für den industriellen Einsatz,” in Conference Proceedings, Laser 79 Opto-Electronics, Munich, 2 July 1979.

Mundy, J. L.

G. B. Porter, J. L. Mundy, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 336, 67 (1982).

Porter, G. B.

G. B. Porter, J. L. Mundy, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 336, 67 (1982).

Smith, D. E.

D. E. Smith, Hewlett-Packard J., 31, No. 6, 3 (June1980).

Tenenbaum, J. M.

J. M. Tenenbaum, H. D. Barrow, R. C. Bolles, “Prospects for Industrial Vision,” in Computer Vision and Sensor-based Robots (Plenum, New York, 1979), pp. 239–259.

Hewlett-Packard J. (1)

D. E. Smith, Hewlett-Packard J., 31, No. 6, 3 (June1980).

IEEE Comput. (1)

R. A. Jarvis, IEEE Comput. COM-15, 8 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. (1)

T. Hasegawa, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. SMC-12, 250 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

G. B. Porter, J. L. Mundy, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 336, 67 (1982).

Other (2)

J. M. Tenenbaum, H. D. Barrow, R. C. Bolles, “Prospects for Industrial Vision,” in Computer Vision and Sensor-based Robots (Plenum, New York, 1979), pp. 239–259.

G. Kompa, “Laser-Entfernungsmesser hoher Genauigkeit für den industriellen Einsatz,” in Conference Proceedings, Laser 79 Opto-Electronics, Munich, 2 July 1979.

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