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Fast Optical Hazard Detection for Planetary Rovers Using Multiple Spot Laser TriangulationA new laser-based optical sensor system that provides hazard detection for planetary rovers is presented. It is anticipated that the sensor can support safe travel at speeds up to 6cm/second for large (1m) rovers in full sunlight on Earth or Mars. The system overcomes limitations in an older design that require image differencing ot detect a laser stripe in full sun.
Document ID
20060036569
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Matthies, L.
Balch, T.
Wilcox, B.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 20, 1997
Subject Category
Lasers and Masers
Distribution Limits
Public
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Other
Keywords
laser based optical sensor system planetary rovers hazard detection optical
hazard sensing