A transputer based laser scanning system

Giles Tewkesbury, David Harrison, David Sanders, John Billingsley, Jim Hollis

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    This paper presents a transputer-based laser scanner. This is to be integrated into an existing transputer-based mariufacturing environment to allow rapid construction of' 3-0 models. The approach allows Z-gradient informaticm to be obtained from a 2-D image by illuminating areas of interest with a form of structured light. An active scanning system is described. Simple algorithms are applied to the raw image data to extract concise information. This foveal analysis greatly reduces the data to be processed, allowing a simple and fast method for analysis. The system primarily consists of a video camera wlhich obliquely views a scene being scanned by a laser. The principle, the procedure, and methods of scanning are described. An overview of the principles of foveal analysis, the prototype experimental system and initial results are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Singapore international conference on intelligent control and instrumentation, Singapore, Feb 1992. pp.746 - 750
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages746 - 750
    ISBN (Print)9780780306325
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Control and Instrumentation - , Singapore
    Duration: 18 Feb 199220 Feb 1992


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Control and Instrumentation


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