Laser range finder: An investigation into the possible benefits of an alternative triangulation based range finder design
Wieman, Justin (2013) Laser range finder: An investigation into the possible benefits of an alternative triangulation based range finder design. Other thesis, Murdoch University.
This project aims to increase the tools available to new technological developments, by exploring the benefits of an alternative triangulation-based rangefinder design. This is accomplished by replacing resolution restrictive components of existing triangulation systems, such as CCD sensors, with analogue or high resolution components. Higher resolution, higher speed components are hoped to increase accuracy and allow further detectable ranges.
A working prototype was designed and constructed from simple, cheap parts. Results show the prototype matches the detectable ranges of most existing triangulation- based range finders, and retains the ability to be configured to focus on specific detection ranges.
The constructed device has many known opportunities to be upgraded. By replacing components with well-developed “off the shelf” technology, it remains possible that the proposed design could exceed the benefits of existing triangulation-based range finders.
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