Eye-safe Laser Line Striper for Outside Use

Christoph Mertz, John Kozar, James Ryan Miller , and Chuck Thorpe
IV 2002, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, June, 2002., December, 2001.


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Abstract
Collision warning or autonomous driving in cluttered environments like urban areas require short-range high-resolution sensors. Range finders using laser triangulation fulfils these requirements but they face the additional challenge of operating in bright sunlight while remaining eye-safe. The laser line striper introduced in this paper achieves all these requirements without the need of expensive components. The sensor can be built with a variety of field-of-views.

Keywords
range finder, laser triangulation, eye safety, image sensor, sensing in sunlight, structured light, infrared laser

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Field Robotics Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab
Associated Project(s): Side Collision Warning System for Transit Buses and CTA Robotics

Text Reference
Christoph Mertz, John Kozar, James Ryan Miller , and Chuck Thorpe, "Eye-safe Laser Line Striper for Outside Use," IV 2002, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, June, 2002., December, 2001.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Mertz_2001_3890,
   author = "Christoph Mertz and John Kozar and James Ryan {Miller } and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Eye-safe Laser Line Striper for Outside Use",
   booktitle = "IV 2002, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, June, 2002.",
   month = "December",
   year = "2001",
}