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Title: Optical Distance Measurement Device And Method Thereof

Abstract

A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target by scanning the target. An optical beam is provided by a light source and modulated by a frequency source. The modulated optical beam is transmitted to an acousto-optical deflector capable of changing the angle of the optical beam in a predetermined manner to produce an output for scanning the target. In operation, reflected or diffused light from the target may be received by a detector and transmitted to a controller configured to calculate the distance to the target as well as the measurement uncertainty in calculating the distance to the target.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Patterson, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879971
Patent Number(s):
US 6750960
Application Number:
10/391378
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bowers, Mark W. Optical Distance Measurement Device And Method Thereof. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Bowers, Mark W. Optical Distance Measurement Device And Method Thereof. United States.
Bowers, Mark W. Tue . "Optical Distance Measurement Device And Method Thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879971.
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abstractNote = {A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target by scanning the target. An optical beam is provided by a light source and modulated by a frequency source. The modulated optical beam is transmitted to an acousto-optical deflector capable of changing the angle of the optical beam in a predetermined manner to produce an output for scanning the target. In operation, reflected or diffused light from the target may be received by a detector and transmitted to a controller configured to calculate the distance to the target as well as the measurement uncertainty in calculating the distance to the target.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/879971}, journal = {},
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year = {2004},
month = {6}
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