7 May 2009 Infrared-based object tracking
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Often it is necessary to track moving objects on horizontal paths. Human error and the associated cost and dangers of using humans lead to a requirement to automate this task. The system presented here was designed, built and tested. The system uses an IR beacon and a microcontroller receiver/controller module. The design consists of a field programmable gate array (FPGA) based IR transmitter and a microcontroller based IR receiver/controller. The design consisted of two main parts, the transmitter (beacon) and the receiver/controller module. The receiver was implemented with a FPGA so that the characteristics of the beacon signal could be adjusted more quickly and with greater precision. The controller module was integrated with the receivers and detailed system integration tests were performed. Measurements were collected, recorded and analyzed.
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Jon Gervais, Austin Youngblood, Walter H. Delashmit, "Infrared-based object tracking", Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72983V (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818267; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818267


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