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7 July 1997 Object dimensioning using scanned laser and linear CCD triangulation
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One approach to the design of a non-contact, automated system able to measure in three axes is based on triangulation. A system comprised of a CCD sensor and laser source oriented to each other in a triangulation configuration will provide range information. Taking this arrangement and scanning it with the use of a rotating polygonal mirror over a moving conveyor allows for three axis measurement. There are many considerations and parameters that must be taken into account when such a system is designed. The most critical parameter is the triangulation angle which has direct effects on resolution, working distance, and the size of the completed unit. A method is presented to design a system that will measure the length, width and height of a moving object. The genal approach is covered and the major parameters to be decided upon are explained.
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John E. Romaine and Edward I. Chaleff "Object dimensioning using scanned laser and linear CCD triangulation", Proc. SPIE 3131, Optical Scanning Systems: Design and Applications, (7 July 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.277753
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