20 May 2013 Automatic laser beam alignment using blob detection for an environment monitoring spectroscopy
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This paper describes a fully automated system to align an infra-red laser beam with a small retro-reflector over a wide range of distances. The component development and test were especially used for an open-path spectrometer gas detection system. Using blob detection under OpenCV library, an automatic alignment algorithm was designed to achieve fast and accurate target detection in a complex background environment. Test results are presented to show that the proposed algorithm has been successfully applied to various target distances and environment conditions.
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Jarjees Khidir, Jarjees Khidir, Youhua Chen, Youhua Chen, Gary Anderson, Gary Anderson, } "Automatic laser beam alignment using blob detection for an environment monitoring spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 8744, Automatic Target Recognition XXIII, 87440U (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018149; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018149
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