Scannerless imaging pulsed-laser range finding

Heikki Ailisto, Veli Heikkinen, Risto Mitikka, Risto Myllylä, Juha Kostamovaara, Antti Mäntyniemi, Markku Koskinen

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    Abstract

    Range-imaging devices are useful in various applications, both on the ground and in space. In this paper a prototype imaging pulsed time-of-flight laser range finder is presented. The range finder produces an image with 36 pixels, each containing distance and reflectivity information. The scannerless structure is robust and provides instantaneous snapshot-type imaging. An integrated video camera provides high-resolution grey-level images.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S337 - S346
    JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
    Volume4
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Laser range finder
    • Lidar
    • Range image
    • Scannerless
    • Three-dimensional imaging
    • Time-of-flight

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