Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation

Sanjiv Singh and Jay West
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-91-18, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1991


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Abstract
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Field Robotics Center have designed and implemented a scanning laser rangefinder. The device uses a commercially available time-of-flight ranging instrument that is capable of making up to 7200 measurements per second. The laser beam is reflected by a rotating mirror, producing up to a 360 degree view. Mounted on a robot vehicle, the scanner can be used to detect obstacles in the vehicle's path or to locate the robot on a map. This report discusses the motivation, design, and some applications of the scanner.

Notes
Grant ID: F333615-90-C-1465
Number of pages: 20

Text Reference
Sanjiv Singh and Jay West, "Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-91-18, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1991

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Singh_1991_262,
   author = "Sanjiv Singh and Jay West",
   title = "Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "October",
   year = "1991",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-91-18",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}