1 April 1990 New 3D-vision Sensor for Shape Measurement Applications
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Proceedings Volume 1194, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision IV; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969856
Event: 1989 Symposium on Visual Communications, Image Processing, and Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1989, Philadelphia, PA, United States
In this paper we describe a new 3D-vision sensor developed in cooperation with the Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Oulu, and Prometrics Oy Co. The sensor is especially intended for the non-contact measurement of the shapes and dimensions of large industrial objects. It consists of a pulsed time-of-flight laser rangefinder, a target point detection system, a mechanical scanner, and a PC-based computer system. Our 3D-sensor has two operational modes: one for range image acquisition and the other for the search and measurement of single coordinate points. In the range image mode a scene is scanned and a 3D-image of the desired size is obtained. In the single point mode the sensor automatically searches for cooperative target points on the surface of an object and measures their 3D-coordinates. This mode can be used, e.g. for checking the dimensions of objects and for calibration. The results of preliminary performance tests are presented in the paper.
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I. Moring, I. Moring, R. Myllyla, R. Myllyla, E. Honkanen, E. Honkanen, I. Kaisto, I. Kaisto, J. Kostamovaara, J. Kostamovaara, A. Makynen, A. Makynen, M. Manninen, M. Manninen, "New 3D-vision Sensor for Shape Measurement Applications", Proc. SPIE 1194, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision IV, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969856; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969856


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