Accession Number : AD0698349

Title :   RANGE SENSOR TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATIC OBJECT IDENTIFICATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Oct 68-6 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST WALTHAM MASS APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Biernson,George A. ; Euling,Raymond ; Jarnagin,William S.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : Automatic object identification can be greatly augmented if the sensor provides direct incremental range (or depth) data of the object. The report investigates feasible range sensor designs for this application. A number of practical optical range sensor designs that could operate in bright sunlight are presented and analyzed quantitatively. A design is also presented of an experimental model for laboratory use, which could be used to explore the potentialities of range sensing for automatic object identification. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *RANGE FINDING), (*TARGET RECOGNITION, RANGE FINDING), IDENTIFICATION, LASERS, TRIANGULATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, LIGHT PULSES, ELECTROOPTICS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE