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Compact and high-precision range finder with wide dynamic range and its application

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5 Author(s)
Shinohara, S. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Shizuoka Univ., Hamamatsu, Japan ; Yoshida, H. ; Ikeda, H. ; Nishide, K.
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Described is a new range finder using a self-mixing laser diode (SM-LD). The range finder has a high accuracy of ±0.15% and a wide dynamic range of 0.2-1 m using only one sensor head. Compared to ultrasonic range finders, the light beam of this laser range finder can be focused and scanned. The feasibility study shows a possible application of the range finder to a visual sensor of a robot. The proposed range finder has been successfully applied as an infrared (IR) active type range finder of a single-lens reflex camera

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb 1992

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