14 January 2000 Position sensing system using laser for curved tunneling
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Proceedings Volume 3887, High-Power Lasers in Civil Engineering and Architecture; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375197
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
Curved micro-tunneling using small conduit pipes with diameters of 1m or less is recently applied in many construction sites. We have come up with a new position sensing system to pinpoint the head of the first pipe even when it cannot be seen directly from the base position. It differs from the traditional method of using the collimated laser beam, in that a diode laser with a large divergence is used as the point source of light. The direction of the point source of light is detected by using an objective lens and CCD camera. To apply this method to the position detection of the first pipe, the structure of the sensing unit and its detection accuracy were examined and the following result were obtained. (1) The structure using a polarized beam splitter can suppress error led by rotating the sensing unit. (2) Through simulation and some field test, 20 seconds or less detection accuracy of direction angle was achieved.
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Hiroshi Asada, Hiroshi Asada, Shoji Inoue, Shoji Inoue, Toshiro Yamada, Toshiro Yamada, "Position sensing system using laser for curved tunneling", Proc. SPIE 3887, High-Power Lasers in Civil Engineering and Architecture, (14 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375197; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375197


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