By Topic

Proposition of 3D measurement method using shadow for planetary surface exploration - shadow range finder: SRF

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Kunii, Y. ; Dept. of Electr., Electron. & Commun. Eng., Chuo Univ. Japan, Tokyo, Japan ; Goto, T.

In this paper, we propose the Shadow Range Finder (SRF), which can make good use of shadows for the measurement of surface information under direct sunlight. The shadow is stable, and can be recognized in the case of halation. The SRF uses a single camera, which should be installed on a manipulator for sampling, and a manipulator link, which produces its shadow on a measured surface. The principle of the SRF is the same as that of a Laser Range Finder, except that a shadow is used for the scanning slit instead of a laser. In this paper, we present measurements of a real object, such as a stone, and evaluate the validity of the SRF.

Published in:

Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2002. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

2002